Where Hornbills Fly: A Journey with the Headhunters of Borneo (BOK)

Erik Jensen

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Once headhunters under the rule of White Rajahs and briefly colonised before independence within Malaysia, the Iban Dayaks of Borneo are one of the world's most extraordinary indigenous tribes, possessing ancient traditions and a unique way of life. As a young man Erik Jensen settled in Sarawak where he lived with the Iban for seven years, learning their language and the varied rites and practices of their lives. In this compelling and beautifully-wrought memoir, Erik Jensen reveals the challenges facing the Iban as they adapt to another century, whilst fighting to preserve their identity and singular place in the world. Haunting, yet hopeful, Where Hornbills Fly opens a window onto a vanishing world and paints a remarkable portrait of this fragile tribe, which continues to survive deep in the heart of Borneo.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2010
Forfatter Erik Jensen Forlag
ISBN 9781848855007 Antall sider 288
Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 2,8cm Vekt 499 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Memoirs, Travel writing, Physical anthropology