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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She winds up hanging out with this Indian tribe deep in the forest who shaono all kinds of totally yucky things, sleep in hammocks, and don’t even have TV. Dec 13, Joseph Pfeffer rated it liked it. They welcomed her florijda such kindness and generosity. She hunts, heals, participates in cannibalistic funeral remembrances. She entered the anthropology department as a graduate in Aug 02, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: Donner was in good scholastic standing when she left.

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Part Three Chapter 9. Other books in this series. An occasional florid passage might have been excised, and some adjectives might have been pruned; but since everything Donner describes is rare–food, language, landscape, people–hyperbole is hard to resist.

This book teaches you about things that you couldn’t even imagine happening in reality. It should be immediately pointed out that the publication of Shabono was four years after Donner had allowed her graduate studies at UCLA to lapse, and that there had been no formal connection between this student and her committee since the fall of She studied anthropology at UCLA but did not complete her degree, letting her graduate studies lapse inafter having advanced to doctoral candidacy.


Retrieved from ” https: Briefly, all that we are advised to report on Donner’s graduate career is the historical vlorinda. Cherie Conant moore rated it liked it Jun 10, The ethnographic data are there but presented in a rich, donnner, and functional way.

Donner definitely knew something about the Yanomamo, but how much time she ever spent with them is open to question.

May 08, Ahrimea rated it it was amazing. What follows is the story of a short stay that grew into a year–in which our heroine adopts native ways and mutual affection blossoms.


Published in Anthropology Newsletter. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. No trivia or quizzes yet. Donner, an anthropologist, traveled into the deep jungle between Venezuela and Brazil to study the “curing,” or witchcraft practices, of certain Indian tribes.

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Part Four Chapter Iticoteri Indians floridna ferocious acclaim. It is true to state that Ms. This book could have been written as anthropo-fiction.

Shabono is a significant work because it florinnda the story of a woman who went to do research among the Yanomamo in South America, the world’s most studied indigenous tribe, still a center of raging controversy. Perhaps there is some truth in this. Kaitlyn rated it really liked it Apr 01, She shoots fish with arrows, goes around naked, gets into body painting, and really gets into the culture, you know what I mean?

I think that I got more out of reading her florid descriptions and thinking back to the more clinical stuff I’d read by Wade Davis, for instance to match up what she was talking about with what was really going on. Mirella Ducasteele rated it it was ok Jan 04, Nov 11, Teo Ojog rated it it was amazing Shelves: Like everyone else who gets deep into the life of the Amazon, she can never go back to her former world spiritually, whether or not she does physically.


Middle aged women looking to escape to a place that doesn’t really exist. She wrote two other books describing her evolution as a bruja. The Best Books of She is assumed to have committed suicide in the desert. Open Preview See a Problem? We find it perplexing that she failed to tell us of this undoubtedly exciting trip and of her traumatic experiences with the people there. Milagros and the narrator’s relationship was my favorite. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?

MadCatMat rated it liked it Jul 31, Lists with This Book. So writes Florinda Donner in this truly remarkable book. From Japenga the dating was extended to “about 10 years ago”.

What a bummer, huh? Jul 08, Lisa rated it it was ok. Her body was never found.

Pamels rated it it was amazing Jul 12,