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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Her heart remains in the jungle. Behind the hardness of life in the jungle is an exquisite magic, a world in which the Iticoteri are born, undergo grueling rites of passage, marry, make war, and die. Milagros and the narrator’s relationship was my favorite. Nov 11, Teo Ojog rated it it was amazing Shelves: Published May 8th by HarperOne first published January 1st A fascinating tale of months spent with an Amazonian tribe by a women that goes from interested research scientist into active member of the tribal family.

Florinda Donner-Grau – Shabono: Book Start

Donner, an anthropologist, traveled into the deep jungle between Venezuela and Brazil to study the “curing,” or witchcraft practices, of certain Indian tribes.

Jul 12, amarrce rated it it was amazing Shelves: Palmtree rated it really liked it Apr 22, Preview — Shabono by Florinda Donner. Mother dies en route to the shabono, the settlement of palm-thatched huts of her people. Florinda Donner vanished shabonoo Carlos Castaneda died in April Books by Dknner Donner.


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Shabono : Florinda Donner :

Fri, 05 Oct Her primary interest had been native curing practices, and she is a keen observer of shaman rites. If you like anthropology you will love to eat bananas with the shabono. Florinda Donner’s artistry is to strike with words; to create fleeting images of supreme poignancy shhabono then string them and connect them until they achieve a final result: 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”, shzbono in the pages of the American Anthropologist Picchi Florinda Donner, I am disgusted.

Like I’m outta here. I probably missed a lot of the art that she brought to i Not that bad, and certainly worth checking out if you’re into the genre. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 the same time admitting they need these guys to make them safe and make their lives interesting.

For me, it is at once art, magic, and social science, and so skillfully balanced that I cannot assess which takes the lead.


I loved this book when I was young. Part Three Chapter 9. Unlike Castaneda, she is not the naive apprentice learning about a strange, magical culture, always a few steps behind her mentors. But with endorsements by Carlos Castaneda on front and back covers, I think she wanted readers to believe that dnner all happened.

I would say it is engrossing and well worth a few hours of your time. They know stuff that we don’t know, magic and everything. She takes along a big diamond and a pearl, but no matches.

Aug 02, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: When Castaneda died inDonner disappeared the next day, and has never been found.

Feb 01, Bob Newman rated it liked it. Adding to the evaluations of this book is not the purpose of our commentary. Description This book follows the adventures of anthropoligst Florinda Donner as she experiences, firsthand, the wild mystery and slow destruction of an indigenous tribe in the endangered rainforest.

Eventually her former doctoral committee at UCLA published a letter in the Newsletter of the American Anthropological Associationin which they expressed their disbelief in Donner’s account, stating that she was present in Los Angeles during the period in which she supposedly lived among the Yanomami.