The Dodoth--a tall, handsome people of the northern tip of Uganda--are a tribe in transition. They are proud, often cruel, warrior herdsmen whose oldest members live just as they did hundreds of years ago, but whose younger members sometimes learn to read and write and have brushed against the modern world. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas accompanied three anthropological expeditions to Africa and lived among the Dodoth. She displays a remarkable ability to communicate with the tribespeople and describe their lives and customs.
W. W. Norton & Company
March 01, 1981
5.0 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author
Michael Weeks, PhD isan Associate Professor of computerscience at Georgia StateUniversity.
He has authored numerous research articles with reputedinternational publishers such as the ACM, Springer, Elsevier, and IEEE.
One of the most widely read American anthropologists, ELIZABETH MARSHALL THOMAS has observed dogs, cats, and elephants during her half-century-long career. Her many books include The Social Lives of Dogs, The Tribe of Tiger, and The Hidden Life of Deer. She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
The reader is instantly charmed by her warm humanity on the one hand, and the lyrical quality of her writing on the other.--James Wellard "Nation"