The Wind in the Bamboo: A Journey in Search of Asia's Negrito Indigenous People by Edith MiranteThe Wind in the Bamboo: A Journey in Search of Asia's Negrito Indigenous People by Edith Mirante

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

byEdith Mirante

Paperback | September 15, 2014

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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.
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...
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Title:The Wind in the Bamboo: A Journey in Search of Asia's Negrito Indigenous PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.12 × 6.13 × 0.65 inPublished:September 15, 2014Publisher:Orchid PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9745241474

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Table of Contents

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. Afterword Glossary Maps Index

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With insight, outrage, and crisp humor, Mirante tells a story of dispossession, discrimination, and environmental degradation. She also introduces us to a memorable cast of characters, including allies who support those struggling for justice and respect. An important book for travelers, anthropologists, and all who care about the fate of aboriginal populations in a rapidly changing world.