Elenore Bowen experiences witchcraft and the fear of a smallpox epidemic during a year spent among a primitive bush tribe of West Africa
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: This classic of anthropological literature is a dramatic, revealing account of an Anthropologists first year in the field with a remote African tribe. Simply as a work of ethnographic interest, Return to Laughter Provides deep insights into the culture of West Africa the subtle web of STI tribal life and the power of the institution of witchcraft. However, the author's fictional approach the book STI Gives lasting appeal. She Focuses on the human dimension of anthropology, recounting her Personal Triumphs and failures and Documenting the profound changes she undergoes. As a result, her story Becomes at once universally staff and highly recognizable. She has brought` vividly to life the classic narrative of an outsider caught up and deeply Involved in an utterly alien culture.