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Lost White Tribes By Riccardo Orizio

Lost White Tribes

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Deals with different tribes that are decreasing in number, many on the verge of extinction, fighting to survive in countries that alienate them because of the colour of their skin. This title investigates such tribes as: the Blancs Matignon of Guadeloupe; the Burghers of Sri Lanka; and the Poles of Haiti.
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Lost White Tribes: Journeys Among the Forgotten by Riccardo Orizio

Over three hundred years ago the first European colonialists set foot in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to found permanent outposts of the great empires. This epic migration continued until after World War II when these tropical outposts became independent black nations, and the white colonials were forced, or chose, to return home. Some of these colonial descendants, however, had become outcasts in the poorest stratas of the society of which they were now a part. Ignored by both the former slaves and the modern privileged white immigrants, and unable to afford the long journey home, they still hold out today, hiding in remote valleys and hills, 'lost white tribes' living in poverty with the proud myth of their colonial ancestors. Forced to marry within the tribe to retain their fair-skinned 'purity' they are torn between the memory of past privileges and the present need to integrate into the surrounding society.The tribes investigated in this book share much besides the colour of their skin: all are decreasing in number, many are on the verge of extinction, fighting to survive in countries that alienate them because of the colour of their skin. Riccardo Orizio investigates: the Blancs Matignon of Guadeloupe; the Burghers of Sri Lanka; the Poles of Haiti; the Basters of Namibia; the Germans of Seaford Town, Jamaica; the Confederados of Brazil.

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"Like Chatwin, Orizio has a knack of following hunches and finding good people to talk to. He also does his research and provides a history, as well as a social anthropology, of those he visits...sensitively observed, vividly told and irresistibly exotic." -"Sunday Times"

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GOR001600764
Lost White Tribes: Journeys Among the Forgotten by Riccardo Orizio
Riccardo Orizio
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2001-03-01
288
0099289466
9780099289463
N/A
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