Parallel Worlds by Philip Graham
An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa

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The authors chronicle their year-long stay with the Beng people of the Ivory Coast, profiling various members of the Beng community and providing a revealing look at a rapidly disappearing traditional African culture. 10,000 first printing.
 

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ALMA GOTTLIEB is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her publications include Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa (1993, with Philip Graham), Under the Kapok Tree: Identity and Difference in Beng Thought (1992), and Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation (1988, co-edited with Thomas Buckley). Graham-Institute of Child Health, London
 
Published November 1, 1994 by University of Chicago Press. 343 pages
Genres: Travel, History. Non-fiction

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But the couple finally understand that, despite their best intentions, inevitably infused with Western naivetÇ, there would always be ``some invisible border that prevented full citizenship in the Beng circle.'' Graham's words add a refreshing sensitivity to Gottlieb's more precise narrativ...

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In 1979 and 1980, anthropologist Gottlieb and her husband, Graham, a fiction writer, lived among the Beng people in a remote rain forest in the Ivory Coast.

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