Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa, by Gottlieb, Alma
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- ISBN: 9780226305066 | 0226305066
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 10/1/1994
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