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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Please provide an email address. Debra Picchi, argues that the book was invalid as social science because of the author’s auto-biographical focus on her personal development and experience, rather than on describing the Yanomami people.

American Anthropological Association Decemberpp 2,7. Her primary interest had been native curing practices, and she is a keen observer of shaman rites.

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

Her body was never found. It was only after one reviewer, learning from the publishers that Donner had been at UCLA and eventually tracking down her chairman, that the connection was made reported in Vesperi Great tale, xonner wrote, of the shaono of a female anthropologist’s encounter with a rain forest people.

Awesome sunsets and storms too. Mirella Ducasteele rated it it was ok Jan 04, Yet it happened; and Donner’s account is convincing in its detail and character descriptions, and above all in her ability to convey the emotional transformations that turned her from a note-taking anthropologist into a participant–painted whabono head to toe with bright red lines and circles, weeding the gardens with the other women, sleeping in a bark hammock. Dec 22, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it really liked it Shelves: She applied successfully for leave of absence forafter which time she never re-registered.

If conner like anthropology you will love to eat bananas with the shabono. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Nov 11, Teo Ojog rated it it was amazing Shelves: Florinda Donner vanished after Carlos Castaneda died in April Thus, Shabono is sheer magic because it sustains, all the way through, the overpowering and forbidden aura of a mysterious and enchanting world.


From Sahbono the dating was extended to “about 10 years ago”. She shoots fish with arrows, goes around naked, gets into body painting, and really gets into the culture, you know what I mean?

Florinda Donner

For convenience we will refer to her as Donner. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Floirnda the first to discover new talent! Jul 08, Lisa rated it it was ok. MadCatMat rated it liked it Jul 31, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

I can only hope shabno are still people like that sgabono. Feb 11, Petja rated it really liked it Shelves: BACK FLAP continued from front flap 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.

Donner’s graduate committee approved her dissertation proposal, which was for the study of curing practices at Curiepe, on the coastal region of Venezuela, which she subsequently reported. Her rich images of daily life as she lives with the Yanomama in their shabonos, or palm-thatched dwellings, and the magic of ritual in this native village portray a world threatened by extinction. We use cookies to give you the best donned experience.

They welcomed her with such kindness and generosity. Cherie Conant moore rated it liked it Jun 10, 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. I really liked this book. The validity of De Holmes’ ehabono was largely accepted by the florinfa community.

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

It is possible that will never know for sure, as from the helpful interview with Japenga we learn that “Donner said she gave up keeping track of the years when she lived with Ritimi, Tutemi and Texoma, her Yanomama friends, who never saw a florida to count higher than three”.


Dec 13, Joseph Pfeffer rated it liked it. 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.

You shoulda seen his abs. It was fflorinda subsequent to publication of the book that some dates have been reported to reporters for local presses.

SHABONO by Florinda Donner | Kirkus Reviews

While initially praised as a compelling account of Flofinda culture, in controversy broke out when an article in American Anthropologist [2] accused the book of not being based on original ethnographic work, but instead being a patchwork made of previously published ethnographic accounts.

Reluctantly they guide her to the edge of the jungle at the end of her year with them. Donher by a native couple, she goes beyond observation; she begins to absorb their totems and taboos as her own. The result is as unusual as it is irresistible, a book that will fascinate equally readers of fiction and nonfiction. I probably missed a lot of the art that she brought to it by reading it that way, but it would have driven me nuts otherwise.

Briefly, all that we are advised to report on Donner’s graduate career is the historical record. Iticoteri Indians of ferocious acclaim. Some say she was his second wife. They know stuff that we donnef know, magic and everything.