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The Wind in the Bamboo: A Journey in Search of Asia's

The Wind in the Bamboo: A Journey in Search of Asia's "Negrito" Indigenous People

by Edith Mirante


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Historically defined as "Negrito" because they physically resemble small Africans, these hunter-gatherers may have the most ancient ancestry in Asia. Nearly exterminated by disease and a cataclysmic volcanic eruption, they now survive in forests of Malaysia, the Philippines and India's Andaman Islands. Some are armed with spears and blowpipes, a few with cellphones and graduate degrees. Edith Mirante reveals the story of the "Negrito" peoples through a compelling Chatwinesque narrative of journeys into their remaining lands. The Wind in the Bamboo will captivate readers who wonder who we humans are, where we come from, and where we are going.

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ISBN-13: 9789745241893
Publisher: Orchid Press
Publication date: 04/30/2014
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Edith Mirante has roamed Asia since the early 1980s, collecting information on human rights and environmental issues. In 1986 she founded Project Maje, an information project on Burma. She has investigated atrocities and resistance in some of the most remote corners of Burma's frontier war zones. Her latest book, The Wind in the Bamboo required extensive research and trips to India, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Table of Contents

A Walk on the Beach
Part 1: Spears; Rabbit Proof Fence; Indian Country; Our Footprints; After the Volcano; Sierra Madre; Ati Kaleidoscope; Valhalla.
Part 2: Lahar; The Irony Festival; Ancestral Domain; We Are Africa; The Circle.

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