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Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa (2nd ed.)

Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa (2nd ed.)

By: Alma Gottlieb (author), Philip J. Graham (author)Paperback

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This suspenseful and moving memoir of Africa recounts the experiences of Alma Gottlieb, an anthropologist, and Philip Graham, a fiction writer, as they lived in two remote villages in the rain forest of Cote d'Ivoire. With an unusual coupling of first-person narratives, their alternate voices tell a story imbued with sweeping narrative power, humility, and gentle humor. Parallel Worlds is a unique look at Africa, anthropological fieldwork, and the artistic process.

About Author

Alma Gottliebis professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of"The Restless Anthropologist," "The Afterlife Is Where We Come From," and"Under the Kapok Tree," all published by the University of Chicago Press.Philip Grahamisprofessor of creative writing at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and also teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is the author of seven books of fiction and nonfiction, including "The Moon, Come to Earth," also published by the University of Chicago Press. Together they are the authors of"Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa.""

Contents

Map: Cote d'Ivoire Map: Beng Region Cast of Characters Preface Pt. 1: Arriving 1: Premonitions (October 1-November 5, 1979) 2: Choosing a Host (November 6-November 28, 1979) 3: Trespassing (November 29-December 20, 1979) 4: Adrift (December 21, 1979-February 19, 1980) 5: The Elusive Epiphany (February 20-April 30, 1980) 6: Bedazzled, Beleaguered (May 1-June 30, 1980) 7: Divination and Trial (July 1-August 2, 1980) 8: Transgressions (August 3-October 3, 1980) 9: Metamorphoses (October 4, 1980-Spring 1981) Pt. 2: Returning 10: A Parallel World (June 11-August 13, 1985) Glossary Acknowledgments Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780226305066
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 350
  • ID: 9780226305066
  • weight: 509
  • ISBN10: 0226305066
  • edition: 2nd ed.

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