Penguin Book


Tribe

Bruce Parry

Over several years, Parry spent a month living with fifteen different tribes in remote regions of the world. The result is an insight into wildly differing cultures that are vibrant, hospitable and full of spirit despite numerous hardships. Parry's insatiable curiosity takes him deep into the heart of each community, whether they be forest people, cannibals or nomadic herders, where beyond the obvious differences, he finds the same loves, trials and issues we have the world over. His encounters also throw up some thought-provoking and challenging questions: is change good? Should we protect tribes people? And, more importantly, who are we to impose our own cultural sensitivities in our judgement of their customs? Along the way Parry takes part in some ridiculously dangerous rituals, which include taking mammoth amounts of a potentially lethal hallucinogen, having his penis forced back into his body and eating rats' livers cake. He also forges new friendships that will last him a lifetime.

Bruce Parry started out his adult life as a Royal Marines officer at the age of 18. He then worked as an expedition leader, and now combines his love of the outdoors and film with his award-winning documentaries.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
20/09/2007
Category
  • Travel
Format TPS
265 x 187mm
Illustrations
fully illustrated
Extent
320
US
Sheila Ableman Literary Agency
Translation
Penguin
Film
Sheila Ableman Literary Agency
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
Penguin
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