1974. Gollancz. First. VG/VG, protective covered. 8.5x5.5. 302pp. 24 b/w photographs. Expelled from New Guinea either because she was witness to police savagery to villagers (her version) or because she married a tribal chief to study primitive sexual practices ( administration version), Wyn Sargent spent months amongst the Dani in the remote Balien Valley of New Guinea, studying their customs and religion.
Very Good/Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall 0575020415 Harback Hardback. Slight foxing to edge. Slight shelf wear to top edge. When in February 1973, the author was expelled from New Guinea by the Indonesian Administration, allegedly for marrying a tribal chief for the purpose of studying primitive sexual practices, the story was told in headlines all over the world. Now here is the author's own vivid account of the months she spent among the Dani, a stone-age people who live in the remote Baliem Valley of Western Irtian, the western half of the island of New Guinea. Living with them, she acquired a very intimate knowledge of their behaviour, folk history and religion. She came to know many of them as sharply differentiated individuals and, of course, she was remarkable to hem. Her expulsion, Wyn Sargent believesm was due more to the fact that she was a white witness to the increassing savagery of the police to the villagers, than to the official complaints made against her. Illustrated. 302 pp. ( We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions etc. )
Fine. 1st Edition. x, 302pp. Octavo with brown cloth boards and gilt lettering on spine. Orange endpapers and B&W photos. Price clipped. Dust jacket has a bit of rubbing. fine An ethnographical account of the Dani, a native group living in the Baliem Valley in Western Iran. Sargent made headlines when she was expelled from New Guinea after marrying a tribal chief for the purpose of researching the culture's sexual practices.
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