Riska: Memories Of A Dayak Girlhood

by Linda Spalding, Riska Orpa Sari

Knopf Canada | April 11, 2000 | Trade Paperback

Riska: Memories Of A Dayak Girlhood is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Never before has the Dayak culture been described from the inside, by an indigenous woman born and raised in the rainforest listening to the stories and legends of her tribe, who are famous as the "head- hunters of Borneo." In this vivid memoir - that speaks to readers everywhere about the powerful effects of change - Riska tells us what it means to move in one''s lifetime from a rainforest culture to the modern world.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 7.98 × 5.22 × 0.9 in

Published: April 11, 2000

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0676972691

ISBN - 13: 9780676972696

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't Pass this one Up This book is an amazing read. It chronicals the journey of a young girl growing up in the villages of the Indonesian Rainforest. It is written in her own words, simply and heartfelt. This book and a hammock can take you to another world on a summer afternoon.
Date published: 2000-08-10

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Riska: Memories Of A Dayak Girlhood

by Linda Spalding, Riska Orpa Sari

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 7.98 × 5.22 × 0.9 in

Published: April 11, 2000

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0676972691

ISBN - 13: 9780676972696

From the Publisher

Never before has the Dayak culture been described from the inside, by an indigenous woman born and raised in the rainforest listening to the stories and legends of her tribe, who are famous as the "head- hunters of Borneo." In this vivid memoir - that speaks to readers everywhere about the powerful effects of change - Riska tells us what it means to move in one''s lifetime from a rainforest culture to the modern world.

About the Author

Riska Orpa Sari, 29, lives in Kalimantan, Borneo.

Linda Spalding, in her Introduction, tells of meeting Riska in 1995 when she visited Borneo to research her latest book, The Follow. She is also a novelist, most recently of The Paper Wife, and editor of Brick, A Literary Journal. She lives in Toronto.

Carol Colfer is an anthropologist who lives and works in Indonesia, and has a particular interest in forest cultures.

Editorial Reviews

"You''ll never forget Riska." --Now

"[A] lovely memoir--a rare and valuable record [and] a thoroughly original account of growing up in the rain forests of Borneo.-- Fresh, direct writing and sparkling, meandering connections between thoughts, snatches of conversation and memory." -The Globe and Mail

"A captivating story--and a stunning and insightful testament to her life and the life of her people." -Winnipeg Free Press

"Riska ought to be essential reading--A totally enchanting and beguiling autobiography [that] provides valuable insights into the past, present and future of Borneo''s first inhabitants. " -Woman Newsmagazine


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