Into the Heart: One Man's Pursuit of Love and Knowledge among the Yanomama

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In 1975 anthropology student Good went to Venezuelan Amazonia for a 15-month study of the Yanomama, a Stone Age tribe of the rain forest, characterized as ``a fierce people'' by their discoverer, Napoleon Chagnon, also Good's teacher. Within the year, Good had come to admire the Yanomama way of life; he learned their language and moved his hammock into their compound. When the headman suggested that Good needed a wife, he accepted nine-year-old Yarima and waited for her to come of age. He fell in love with Yarima, then, as an outsider, found himself in trouble with Venezuelan officialdom and in danger of losing her. Having stayed 12 years, Good returned to the U.S., bringing his wife with him; he now teaches at Jersey City State College in N.J. His story, written with freelancer Chanoff, is spellbinding on both the anthropological and personal levels. Photos. (Jan.)
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This is an extraordinarily human account of the Yanomama Indians of the Amazon rain forest, a people who have in the past been rather dehumanized by anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon's Yanomama: The Fierce People (Holt, 1968). Good began working with them in the mid-1970s, living in their communities, studying their lives, and eventually marrying a Yanomama. He does not avoid discussing the violence they are capable of wreaking upon one another, but he sets it within the broader context of love, kindness, and respect that permeates most of their interpersonal lives. This is a personal rather than scholarly account, but it provides such powerful counterpoint to the woefully unfair--but widely circulated--accounts of the Yanomama that it should be made available everywhere.-- Glenn Petersen, Baruch Coll., CUNY
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  • ISBN-13: 9780671728748
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/1991
  • Pages: 352

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

    pedophilia rewarded

    This book, "Into The Heart", about Good's "romance" and "marriage" of a "third-world" child (age indeterminable, marriage was supposedly at the age of first menses, so this "marriage" could have been anywhere between her ages of nine and twelve; and he was about forty at that time). As if his sexual exploitation of a child isn't enough, I've heard that Good actually assigns his students this book (how convenient, not only did he exploit a child but he's rewarded for it, and then have them spend an entire semester studying the details relating to this "courtship". Quotes from "Into the Heart" - by Kenneth Good (Easton Pennsylvania)that should be of interest in this regard; I expect that you will find this type of sexual exploitation - under the guise of anthropological research - abhorrent. Page 53 "One little girl who lived with her mother...won my affection. She was no more than eight or nine...after a little coaxing I'd be able to get a bright smile from her, which always gave me a feeling of satisfaction...She was without a doubt the most charming youngster I had met among the Yanomama Page 64 "Toward the end of the first month...I noticed Yarima, the little girl with the enchanting smile. She approached my hammock...although I was pleasantly surprised by her coming over, I didn't think anything of it. Later that day when I passed her mother's shelter I asked jokingly "Is your daughter betrothed? I'd like to marry her someday. Pages 102, 103 this "anthropologist" observes a rape - doesn't get involved (demonstrates awareness of research methodology) "don't go in there - why not --- because they are eating her vagina 121 And now, suddenly, out of the clear blue sky, I had a Yanomama "wife" - a wife of sorts anyway. And not only a wife, but Yarima no less, who couldn't be more than twelve years old." 125 Before, she had been the cute little girl with the smile and the hello. Now it was something more than that, and as time passed, a good deal more. 128 "She has been given to me! She is my wife (telling others not to have sex with her while he's gone) 158 Yarimi moves her hammock next to mine... (his first book has the picture of her with him {semi-nude; topless} 159

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2007

    Most beautiful love story of all time

    This book was wonderful. I highly recommend it to everyone. It is such a beautiful story, and what makes it so incredible is it really happened!! Dr. K. Good, the author, was my professor, and he really is a blessed man. All the luck to him and I hope everyone enjoys his book as much as I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2005

    Can two worlds, so completely different, unite?

    I was pulled into this book from the very beginning. A quick read, with very clear imagery. I can feel the vampire bats biting, the humidity soaking my skin, and the tension mounting as hunger holds captive the people. Kenneth Good, from the Philadelphia area, ventures into the Venezuela jungle to do research on and off for many years. He comes to be a part of the Yanomama tribe in every way. Only when he leaves to get funds, and have his permit reissued, does he become very aware of just how much he has become attached to the Yanomama people. Given an Indian girl for his wife, I was pulled into the emotional strain as Ken fights to have what he has come to know as a part of hisself, needing to tap all sources to win the long battle. When he sees no way to win, he concedes to give it all up, and then he is driven to fight again. Will he be able to live with Yarima, his wife, in the jungle, or will she leave and adapt to Kenny's world? Don't pass this one up.

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