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

Gerry rated it really liked it May 02, Published May 8th by HarperOne first published January 1st I loved ddonner book when I was young. Shabono has been described by one reviewer Kendall as an “anthro-romance”, by another Vesper as a “modern-day version of the British colonial novel”, and in the pages of the American Anthropologist Picchi Her body was never found. Jul 12, amarrce rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Part Three Chapter 9.


fonner We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. 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 foorinda book a miss.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Theirs is a civilization in which illness is cured by the rhythmic chanting of shapori, where fire releases the soul from the body, and the soul rises to the house of thunder.


Be the first to discover new talent! Please provide an email address. Sleuthing by the same sort of people florindq uncovered Castaneda’s hoax revealed beyond reasonable doubt that Donner, like Carlos, spent her year among the Yanomamo cloistered in the UCLA library, researching the burgeoning number of books on the jungle culture. MadCatMat rated it liked it Jul 31, In Florinda Donner published a book, Shabono: What they make of her and she of them. S Florinda’s Excellent Adventure So, y’know, like, there’s this really geeky anthropologist?

With amazing warmth the Iticoteri accept Florinda Donner as one shabnoo their own, gently teaching her their religion, their customs, even their language. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. This page was last edited on 8 Julyat This proposal stated that she had already made a visit to this town.

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.

If you’re someone who really gets off on the hard science end of Dlorinda and Ethnobotanical stuff, like I do, you’ll be disappointed, but amused.

Florinda Donner vanished after Carlos Castaneda died in Florinva Part Two Chapter 6. Mother dies en route to the shabono, the settlement of palm-thatched huts of her people.

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Middle aged women looking to escape to a florrinda that doesn’t really exist. Like everyone else who gets deep into the life of the Amazon, she can never florinca back to her former world spiritually, whether or not she does physically. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


Other books in this series. For goodbye is said with the eyes. Part Five Chapter She wrote two other books describing her evolution as a bruja.

This one is about a deeper, more personal, intimate transformation. Great tale, lovingly wrote, of the experiences of a female anthropologist’s encounter with a rain forest people. Donner was in good scholastic standing donnee she left. Even though Donner did not anywhere claim that her book was based on having actually lived among the Yanomami, she was roundly criticized for having used the ethnographic writing genre without her work in fact being based on anthropological methods.

To those familiar with the Yanomami I lived with them for 5 years this is obvious fakery, although my edition of the book did florijda claim that the book was “a true story” or “nonfiction”.

Some say she was his second wife. The narrator we don’t even learn her name is so open-minded that you feel the same way when seeing the different customs shbono the tribe. Her heart remains in the jungle. 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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They welcomed her with such kindness and generosi “There’s no goodbye in my language.