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FRONT FLAP. $ Shabono. “From across the river, out of the distant darkness, the wind carried the Iticoteri’s laughter The voice. Shabono has ratings and 17 reviews. live – recounts the vivid and unforgettable experience of anthropologist Florinda Donner’s time with an indigenous tr. ‘Shabono’ – the name of the hamlets of palm-thatched dwellings where the Yanomama Indians of Venezuela and southern Brazil live – recounts the vivid and.

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Shabono is a significant work because it tells the story of a woman who went to do research among the Yanomamo in South America, the world’s most studied indigenous tribe, still a center of raging controversy. For me, it is at once art, magic, and social science, and so florunda balanced that I cannot assess which takes the lead.

Fri, 05 Oct Shabono er en meget langtrukken og forvirrende bog. You shoulda seen his abs. As the former committee of a previously registered graduate student, now turned author, it is incumbent on us to provide some information to the serious implications raised by Holmes AA To ask other readers questions about Shabonoplease sign up. A world where they feast on ripe plantain and fresh fish.

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She is assumed to have committed suicide in the desert. Some say she was his second wife. Finding Hope – 3: Nov 11, Teo Ojog rated it it was amazing Shelves: So writes Florinda Donner in this truly remarkable book. Want to Read saving…. Part Four Chapter If, however, you are looking for anthropology, if you are looking for information about the oft-studied Yanomamo, the world’s official “Primitive People”, then give this book a miss.


May Panayi rated it really liked it Mar 29, I would say it is engrossing and well worth a few hours of your time. Although she grew up in Venezuela there is no proof that she spent any time with the Yanomami. Scandal or Superb Social Science?. Lists with This Book. Jun 01, Diana Michele rated it really liked it.

Eventually her former doctoral committee at UCLA published a letter in the Newsletter of the American Anthropological Associationin which they expressed their disbelief in Donner’s account, stating that she was present in Los Angeles during the period in which she supposedly lived among the Yanomami.

When the book was published they were not aware that the author was their former student, due to her having changed her name in the meantime. To those familiar with the Yanomami I lived with them for 5 years this is obvious fakery, although my edition of the book did not claim that the book was “a true story” or “nonfiction”.

What a bummer, huh? A fascinating tale of months spent with an Amazonian tribe by a women that goes from interested research scientist into active member of the tribal family. Donner definitely knew something about the Yanomamo, but how much time she ever spent with them is open to question. From Japenga the dating was extended to “about 10 years ago”.


Iticoteri Indians of ferocious acclaim. The term anthropological fiction is redolent of Castaneda’s don Juan series, and that’s no coincidence: S Florinda’s Excellent Adventure So, y’know, like, there’s this really geeky anthropologist? Milagros and the doner relationship was my favorite. Briefly, all that we are advised to report on Donner’s graduate career is the historical record.


May 08, Ahrimea rated it it was amazing.

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donnee For days Florinda Donner follows an old Indian woman and her son into the steamy undergrowth to their village, or shabono. When Shabono was first published, this committee did express our concern privately to a prominent Yanomama scholar. Pamels rated it it was amazing Jul 12, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

This book could have been written as anthropo-fiction. Great tale, lovingly wrote, of the experiences of a female anthropologist’s encounter with a rain forest people.

Thus, Shabono is sheer magic because it sustains, all the way through, the overpowering and forbidden aura of a mysterious and enchanting world.

Please provide an email address. Her heart remains in the jungle. An occasional florid passage might have been excised, and some adjectives might have been pruned; but since everything Donner describes is rare–food, language, landscape, people–hyperbole is hard to resist.

Palmtree rated it really liked it Apr 22, A work of anthropological fiction that reads like a personal journey of self-fulfillment from the complacent certainties of Western civilization to the mystical joys of a simpler community life that dispenses with all the gadgets and gewgaws for a more deeply human experience.