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Beatty, Andrew

After the Ancestors

  • Editorial: Cambridge UP
  • Páginas: 372
  • Año: 2015
  • Precio: 25.25 €
  • EAN: 9781107477407

An Anthropologist´s Story
Set on an isolated Indonesian island, this is the gripping true story of a fieldworker´s experience of living in a tribal society during a period of crisis. Featuring a cast of unforgettable characters, After the Ancestors follows a bitter feud between rivals as it escalates into murder, intrigue and revenge. A vivid account of life within a radically different world, it also portrays a unique culture undergoing the transition from tribalism to modernity. A century of alien rule has left the island, once famous for its warrior ethos, with a hybrid culture. As the possibilities for heroic action recede, men raised to be orators and over-reachers rather than church elders and peasants find themselves occupying a stage too small for their personalities. ´Where can we turn´, asks one tribesman, ´we who come after the ancestors?´ A revenge tragedy for modern times, After the Ancestors will be enjoyed by anthropologists and general readers alike.

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