Tribe: adventures in a changing world
Over several years, Parry spent a month living with fifteen different tribes in remote regions of the world. The result is an insight into wildly differing cultures that are vibrant, hospitable and full of spirit despite numerous hardships. Parry's insatiable curiosity takes him deep into the heart of each community, whether they be forest people, cannibals or nomadic herders, where beyond the obvious differences, he finds the same loves, trials and issues we have the world over. His encounters also throw up some thought-provoking and challenging questions: is change good? Should we protect tribes people? And, more importantly, who are we to impose our own cultural sensitivities in our judgement of their customs? Along the way Parry takes part in some ridiculously dangerous rituals, which include taking mammoth amounts of a potentially lethal hallucinogen, having his penis forced back into his body and eating rats' livers cake. He also forges new friendships that will last him a lifetime.
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Review: Tribe: Adventures in a Changing WorldUser Review - Phil Tall - Goodreads
Another book I wanted to like, but didn't. The series was great and the book not so great! Read full review
Review: Tribe: Adventures in a Changing WorldUser Review - Lorraine - Goodreads
Fantastic read! A roller coaster ride from your sofa of many ways of being in the world and many ways of seeing the world. I loved this book and am now on the look out for the documentary series that the book was written to accompany! Read full review
One of the Tribe 1 INITIATION 12 The Babongo of the Congo Basin Gabon 2 SPRING FESTIVAL 36 The Adi of Amnachal Pradesh India 3 THE ...
A SOUR TASTE 192 The Matis of Amazonia Brazil
BEYOND THE PASS 212 The Layap of the Himalayas Bhutan
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