New PDF release: Grass-Clearing Man: A Factional Ethnography of Life in the

By Paul Sillitoe,Jackie Sillitoe

ISBN-10: 1577666011

ISBN-13: 9781577666011

This obtainable ethnography is a factional account that depicts lifestyles in a stateless society of the recent Guinea Highlands in the course of the 20th century. It explores a sequence of comparable occasions from the point of view of a fictional personality, “Ongol,” who lived his lifestyles within the used to be valley. even if Ongol and the opposite characters whose lives increase this compelling narrative are fictional, the ethnography is actual; the alternate transactions and rituals did ensue, the spells are real and recorded as recited, the customs surrounding marriage and kinship are practiced, and the subsistence regime exists. This artistic but authentic ethnographic lifestyles historical past evokes scholars to know and hold middle anthropological options linked to the folk, practices, and occasions one of the Wola residing within the New Guinea Highlands.

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