Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa / Edition 1

Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa / Edition 1

by Alma Gottlieb, Philip Graham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226305066

ISBN-13: 9780226305066

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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

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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.

"A remarkable look at a remote society [and] an engaging memoir that testifies to a loving partnership . . . compelling."—James Idema, Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226305066
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
1
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of 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

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