!!> BOOKS ✻ Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa ✴ Author Alma Gottlieb – Anguillais.us

Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter AfricaThis Suspenseful And Moving Memoir Of Africa Recounts The Experiences Of Alma Gottlieb, An Anthropologist, And Philip Graham, A Fiction Writer, As They Lived In Two Remote Villages In The Rain Forest Of Cote D Ivoire With An Unusual Coupling Of First Person Narratives, Their Alternate Voices Tell A Story Imbued With Sweeping Narrative Power, Humility, And Gentle Humor Parallel Worlds Is A Unique Look At Africa, Anthropological Fieldwork, And The Artistic Process A Remarkable Look At A Remote Society And An Engaging Memoir That Testifies To A Loving Partnership Compelling James Idema, Chicago Tribune

!!> BOOKS ✻ Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa ✴ Author Alma Gottlieb – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 343 pages
  • Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa
  • Alma Gottlieb
  • English
  • 12 October 2017
  • 9780226305066

    10 thoughts on “!!> BOOKS ✻ Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa ✴ Author Alma Gottlieb – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    Written by two well published authors in an unfamiliar genre, Parallel Worlds, is the story of a married couple who live in Cote d Ivoire for just shy of two years in the early 1980 s while the anthropologist wife, Alma, conducts ethnographic research on the yet unstudied Beng people while husband Phillip follows his wife on her dream while trying to maintain his practice as a writer of literary fiction Each chapter covers the time span of one to two months with sections organized around events or concepts authored alternatingly between Graham and Gottlieb The narrative while banal in some regards captures readers interest by holding unknown whether the tribe will actually accept Gottlieb as a legitimate and safe person to entrust with their culture and because the differences between American and Beng culture are fascinating and told, usually, without judgement Because it is a narrative and not one of the many books Gottlieb wrote anthropologically about the Beng, there was unfortunately a gap in details and summary information that was at times quite distracting from the over arching narrative Whil...


  2. says:

    The authors travel to the interior of Cote d Ivoire and live with the Beng people.Wife and husband, Alma Gottlieb is an anthropologist, and Philip Graham is a fiction writer This book is a co written account of how Gottlieb and Graham adapt to the Beng culture while the Beng people likewise adapt to this unexpected intrusion of two US citizens Interestingly, Graham s account turns into an anthropological study of his wife s efforts to implement her plan despite community and individual resistance and inevitable cultural misunderstandings At the same time, Graham writes of his own frustration with the US approach to the Iran Hostage Crisis while simultaneously struggling to continue his own writing practice in the face of constant public scrutiny The POV remains, of course, distanced and limited to the author s backgrounds and language barrie...


  3. says:

    I read these books backwards first Braided World and then Parallel Worlds I should have read this one first I learned a lot about Africa, particularly the Beng people in Cote d Ivoire, but what I really learned is less tangible It s just a general sense and it s a sense not a complete feeling that each culture thinks their culture is the superior culture I m amazed at the author s abilities to comp...


  4. says:

    Despite the limitations of anthropology and anthropologists, this book was very interesting I d recommend it to anyone interested in West Africa or planning a trip there An anthropologist and her writer husband both write their perspectives about moving into and living in a remote village in Cote d Ivoire It is easy to imagine oneself tryin...


  5. says:

    I like the premise of this book an anthropologist and her partner collaborating to write about their experience during her fieldwork than the book itself I found the writing style dry and the two authors voices insufficiently distinct from one another I stopped reading about 100 pages in.


  6. says:

    I like books that give multiple perspectives This book was written by a couple who lived with a Beng tribe It was a very interesting culture to read about from the perspective of an anthropologist and just a normal person along for the ride.


  7. says:

    An anthropologist and her fiction writing husband chronicle their stay in a Beng village in the Ivory Coast They struggle to be accepted and to understand the culture and religion of these people They are changed profoundly than they realize.


  8. says:

    Awesome book, not as dry as most anthropological studies Alma Gottlieb and her husband, an author, both went and lived with the Beng tribe Both contributed to the book, so along with Alma s anthropological data you get Phillip s narrative style.


  9. says:

    The book is about an Anthropologist and a fiction writer who go to a remote village in the rain forest of Cote d lvoire in Africa to live with the Beng people.


  10. says:

    It was a good read Lots of humor and adventures as we come to love the different characters.

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