...There's a place a long, long way away, where tree-trunks are the size of houses, leaves as big as a roof and raindrops the size of lemons. This is the Ituri Forest deep in the heart of Africa, where, under the giant cooling trees and down by the gentle waterfall you will find the Pygmies. . ... Read review
Colin Turnbull lived among the pygmies of the Ituri Forest in the Congo as their friend. ... more
He writes about their hunting parties, their nomadic camps, their quarrels and love affairs, their music and their ceremonies. It is an account of an earthly paradise and of a legendary and delightful people.
"...ever wonder whatever happened to the characters in the fairy tales you were told as child. . . the ones that would make you feel all warm and happy inside? Somehow these feelings of wonderment seem to fade in direct proportion to responsibility and the aggregation of years. But wouldn't it be wonderful, just for a while, to be able to recapture those faint echoes of magic. . .to bask in Never-Never land again, to climb the beanstalk. . .?
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