Book Reviews of Return to Laughter : An Anthropological Novel

Return to Laughter : An Anthropological Novel
Return to Laughter An Anthropological Novel
Author: Elenore Smith Bowen
ISBN-13: 9780385053129
ISBN-10: 0385053126
Publication Date: 3/20/1964
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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From the back cover: "It is remarkable to have a novel included in the Natural History Library, but 'Return to Laughter' is a remarkable novel. A vivid and dramatic account of the profound change experienced by an American anthropologist in her first year as an intimate of a primitive bush tribe in Africa, it provides deep insights into the indigenous culture of West Africa, the subtle web of tribal life, the power of the institution of witchcraft. Primarily, however, it is a classic story of the outsider caught up and deeply, personally involved in an alien culture..."
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An interesting book. It can be difficult to get into it, but once you make it far enough, you will want to know what happens in the end.