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Anthropologists surmise that the Yanomamö are perhaps the last culture to come in contact with the modern world. Author Mike Dawson's hair-raising and humorous growing up adventures, from his birth in the jungle through the death of his wife, Renee, provide insights into this primitive culture. Dawson was the cultural advisor to the award-winning, full-length feature film, Yai Wanonabälewä: The Enemy God (www.theenemygod.com), the true story of a Yanomamö leader recounting his life as a shaman and the ...
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Overview

Anthropologists surmise that the Yanomamö are perhaps the last culture to come in contact with the modern world. Author Mike Dawson's hair-raising and humorous growing up adventures, from his birth in the jungle through the death of his wife, Renee, provide insights into this primitive culture. Dawson was the cultural advisor to the award-winning, full-length feature film, Yai Wanonabälewä: The Enemy God (www.theenemygod.com), the true story of a Yanomamö leader recounting his life as a shaman and the supernatural struggle for the survival of his people.

"...a bit of Huck Finn, with an Amazon twist."
Simon Romero
Andean Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Imagine a white boy, in "the hood" of this jungle tribe, living, playing, and growing up Yanomamö.
Christopher Bessette, Writer/Director of the feature film Yai Wanonabälewä: The Enemy God

...a story of life with Stone-Age people, guaranteed to expand the mind of even the most experienced.
Mark Andrew Ritchie, Author, Spirit of the Rainforest

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602650091
  • Publisher: Grace Acres Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Pages: 338
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.76 (d)

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  • Posted March 12, 2010

    A Life-changing Experience

    The engaging style of Mike Dawson's writing makes it impossible to put his book down. You get the impression that you are listening to favorite stories from a very good friend. You feel as if you are traveling the winding river highways of the Amazonas region along with him in exciting adventures reaching out to the Yanomamo people. It is a thrilling experience that will leave you hungry for more and convicted to help in the continuing saga of this tribal people!

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