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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In Shabono there are no dates whatsoever. Adopted by a native couple, she goes beyond observation; she begins to absorb their totems and taboos as her own. All the time that Donner was under our supervision she never informed this committee of any extended visit, research or contact with the Yanomama.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. 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. The ethnographic data are there but presented in a rich, alive, and functional way.

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.

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. Books by Florinda Donner. When the book was published they were not aware that the author was their former student, due to her having changed her name in the meantime.

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 Book ratings by Goodreads.

Indeed, on publication of this book in , this committee was not even aware that its author was our ex-student. Like “The Children of Sanchez” by Oscar Lewis, “Shabono” breaks new ground in revealing the life of another culture by drawing the reader into its strange and unique world. The narrator we don’t even learn her name is so open-minded that you feel the same way when seeing the different customs of the tribe.


For convenience we will refer to her as Donner. Like I’m outta here. 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.

Shabono is the story of her total immersion in a primitive shaobno and its exotic way of life. In addition to working on Castaneda’s books, she has written several books about indigenous healing, sorcery and lucid dreaming.

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If you like anthropology you will love to eat bananas with the shabono. 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. They know stuff that we don’t know, magic and everything. She is also the author of Shabano and The Witch’s Dream. Reluctantly they guide her to the edge of the jungle at the end of her year with them. Open Preview See a Problem?

Perhaps there is some truth in this. Yes, sorry about that. Part Two Chapter 6. Some say she was his second wife. The narrator created so many relationships that were so fascinating. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

The book is now generally considered “anthropologically-inspired fiction”. It is true to state that Ms. Other books in this series. Although she grew up in Venezuela there is no proof that she spent any time with the Yanomami. Return to Book Page.

It’s only adds more to the feeling of euphoria. Description This book follows the donner of anthropoligst Florinda Donner as she experiences, firsthand, the wild mystery and slow destruction of an indigenous tribe in the endangered rainforest. From Japenga the dating was extended to “about 10 years ago”. Feb 24, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Best Books of It was only subsequent to publication of the book that some dates have been reported to reporters for local presses.


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A work of anthropological fiction that reads like a personal journey of self-fulfillment from the complacent certainties of Western civilization to the mystical joys of a simpler community life that dispenses with all the gadgets and gewgaws for a more deeply human experience. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

It was only after one reviewer, learning from the publishers that Donner had ronner at UCLA and eventually tracking down her chairman, that the connection was made reported in Vesperi May Panayi rated it really liked it Mar 29, Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. She hunts, heals, participates in cannibalistic funeral remembrances.


Fascinating, but I think this anthropologist got a shaboo TOO close to the tribe she was studying. Shabono is a significant work because it tells the story of a woman shabbono went to do research among the Yanomamo in South America, the world’s most studied indigenous tribe, still a center of raging controversy. 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.

She seems to spin her wheels throughout much of the body of the book, but the final chapters doonner a convincing initiation into the true magic, the real otherness, what Donner might call the miraculous humanity, of the forest people.