Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 304 pages, 7.98 × 5.22 × 0.9 in
Published: April 11, 2000
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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.
"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
"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. "