FRONT FLAP. $ Shabono. “From across the river, out of the distant darkness, the wind carried the Iticoteri’s laughter The voice. Shabono has ratings and 17 reviews. live – recounts the vivid and unforgettable experience of anthropologist Florinda Donner’s time with an indigenous tr. ‘Shabono’ – the name of the hamlets of palm-thatched dwellings where the Yanomama Indians of Venezuela and southern Brazil live – recounts the vivid and.

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Volume 24, Issue 9. Part Florinxa Chapter 6. I would say it is engrossing and well worth a few hours of your time. When you read this book, you will be instantly be emerged into this magical world that makes you rethink about your ideology on life. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Florinda Donner-Grau – Shabono: Book Start

She entered the anthropology department as a graduate in She wrote two other books describing her evolution as a bruja. Palmtree rated it really liked it Apr 22, Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Eonner Reading Read. Shabono is a significant work because it tells the story of a woman who went to do research among the Yanomamo in South America, doner world’s most studied indigenous tribe, still a center of raging controversy. For all that, her descriptions of the landscape and the way the rain and sun create indelible images are striking, and her lively, humorous interactions with the women and children ring true.


On learning that her student identity had now been discovered, Donner telephoned the chairman and acknowledged that she had changed her name and written this book. She seems to spin her wheels throughout much of the body of the book, but the final chapters portray a convincing initiation into the true magic, the real otherness, what Donner might call the miraculous humanity, of the forest people.

Not told as titillation but revelation.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Perhaps there is some truth in this. Aug 02, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: The narrator created so many relationships that were so fascinating. Florinda Donner-Grau – Shabono: May 08, Ahrimea rated it it was amazing.

Like I’m outta here.

If that is the case, then I owe the author an apology because it deserves five stars as an effort in that direction. She studied anthropology at UCLA but did not complete her degree, letting her graduate studies lapse inafter having advanced to doctoral candidacy.

American Anthropological Association Decemberpp 2,7. Although she grew up in Venezuela there is no proof that she spent any time with the Yanomami. She takes along a big diamond and a pearl, but no matches. A world where they feast on ripe plantain and fresh fish.

Diana Michel rated it did not like it Jan 12, Alluding to stalkers she said: Florinda Donner, I am disgusted. Milagros and the narrator’s relationship was my favorite. When Castaneda died inDonner disappeared the next day, and has never been found. It is true to state that Ms. Awesome sunsets and storms too. As day becomes night and night day, time loses all meaning, and her sojourn among the people she calls the Iticoteri extends to a year.


Shabono: A Visit to a Remote and Magical World in the South American Rain Forest

Iticoteri Indians of ferocious acclaim. Florinda Donner vanished after Carlos Castaneda died in April Often, Donner seems to be describing a kind of coeducational wilderness camp, a back-to-nature enterprise in which the girls sit around and laugh at the boys’ macho posing while at florknda same time admitting they need these guys to make them safe and make their lives interesting.

Nov 11, Teo Ojog rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 11, Petja rated it really liked it Shelves: If, however, you are looking for anthropology, if you are looking for information about the oft-studied Yanomamo, the world’s official “Primitive People”, then give this book a miss.

She winds up hanging out with this Indian tribe deep in the forest who eat all kinds of totally yucky things, sleep in hammocks, and don’t even have TV. Florinda’s Excellent Adventure So, y’know, like, there’s this really geeky anthropologist? Cherie Conant moore rated it liked it Jun 10, Sanvila rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Mirella Ducasteele rated it it was ok Jan 04, Fri, 05 Oct It is possible that will never know for sure, as from the helpful interview with Japenga we learn that “Donner said she gave up keeping track of the years when she lived with Ritimi, Tutemi and Texoma, her Yanomama friends, who never saw a need to count higher than three”.