Turnbull, Colin M
"The Forest People is an astonishingly intimate and life-enhancing account of daily life in a remote hunter-gatherer tribe in the African Congo and a classic of anthropology. For three years, Colin Turnbull lived with the Pygmies as their friend. He attended their hunting parties, lived in their nomadic camps, observed their quarrels and love affairs, their music and their ceremonies. First published in 1961, his portrayal of these people living in harmony with nature and without any modern technology made him one of the most famous intellectuals of the 1960s and 1970s. A ground-breaking work in its time, The Forest People remains a magnificent account of an earthly paradise and of a legendary and utterly delightful people. With a new foreword by Horatio Clare."