Parallel Worlds

Parallel Worlds An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa


Paperback (01 Nov 1994)

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This 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

Book information

ISBN: 9780226305066
Imprint: The University of Chicago Press
Pub date:
Edition: 1
DEWEY: 306.40899634
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 324
Weight: 474g
Height: 230mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 22mm