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Children of the Forest : Africa's Mbuti Pygmies

Children of the Forest : Africa's Mbuti Pygmies - 84 edition

ISBN13: 978-0881338850

Cover of Children of the Forest : Africa
ISBN13: 978-0881338850
ISBN10: 0881338850

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 84
Copyright: 1984
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Published: 1984
International: No

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Children of the Forest : Africa's Mbuti Pygmies - 84 edition

ISBN13: 978-0881338850

Kevin Duffy

ISBN13: 978-0881338850
ISBN10: 0881338850

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 84
Copyright: 1984
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Published: 1984
International: No
Summary

This intimate study portrays the hunter-gatherer Mbuti pygmies of Zaire. Kevin Duffy describes how these forest nomads, who are as adapted to the forest as its wildlife, gratefully acknowledge their beloved home as the source of everything they need: food, clothing, shelter, and affection. Looking on the forest in deified terms, they sing and pray to it and call themselves its children. With his patience and knowledge of their ways, Duffy was accepted by these, the world's smallest people, and invited to participate in the cycle of their lives from birth to death. This book is an excellent companion piece to Duffy's 50-minute film, Pygmies of the Rainforest, which was shown on PBS's science series, NOVA, as ''BaMiki BaNdula''. A 28-minute version (Children of the Forest) is also available. Both versions are distributed in video format by Pyramid Film & Video, 800-421-2304.

Table of Contents

1. The Place, the People
2. Encounter with a Pharaoh
3. Hunting, Gathering, and the Molimo
4. The Efe and the Lese
5. Camp Tupi
6. The Monkey Hunter
7. Birth and Death
8. Elephant Hunt
9. The Meat Festival
Epilogue