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Tales of the Yanomami By Jacques Lizot

Tales of the Yanomami
by Jacques Lizot

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The author lived for over 15 years with the Yanomami Indians in the Venezuelan forest and in this book he has written an account which allows them to speak for themselves, in stories told by Yanomami individuals. They describe shamanism, magic and sorcery and conflict between other villages.
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Tales of the Yanomami: Daily Life in the Venezuelan Forest by Jacques Lizot

The Yanomami Indians, living in the depths of the Venezuelan forest, are one of the most interesting of the world's tribal peoples. Jacques Lizot lived among them for over fifteen years and has written an account which allows them to speak for themselves, in stories told by Yanomami individuals. The tales are revealing in the insights they provide into the Indians' daily experience; their shamanism, magic and sorcery; and conflict and alliance with other villages. The result is a richly evocative and intimate account - illustrated with revealing photographs of the Yanomami's own perceptions of their world - recreating in detail the atmosphere, speech, noises, smells and images of life in the Amazon forest.

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Tales of the Yanomami Reviews


'... an impressive (and equally disturbing) account of Yanomami life and myth ... Lizot is a poet for the Yanomami.' Redmond O'Hanlon in In Trouble Again
'... an outstanding work ... deserves to be widely read, not just by anthropologists but by all who have an interest in understanding tribal societies.' Journal of Latin American Studies
"For those interested in this diminishing South American tribe, this is an excellent book on their culture and beliefs." Illinois Antiquity

Table of Contents


Foreword Timothy Asch; Preface to the English edition; Prologue; Part I. The Great Shelter From Day to Day: 1. Ashes and tears; 2. Love stories; 3. Women's lives; Part II. The Magical Powers: 4. The path of the spirits; 5. Spells; 6. Eaters of souls; Part III. War and Alliance: 7. The hunt; 8. The pact; Appendixes.

Additional information

GOR001392951
Tales of the Yanomami: Daily Life in the Venezuelan Forest by Jacques Lizot
Jacques Lizot
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1991-05-02
216
0521406722
9780521406727
N/A
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