Stranger in the Village of the Sick
A Memoir of Cancer, Sorcery and Healing
By (author) Paul Stoller
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Stranger in the Village of the Sick by Paul Stoller
Book DescriptionAfter more than fifty years as the model of perfect health, anthropologist Paul Stoller suddenly finds himself diagnosed with lymphoma. The only thing more transformative than his fear of cancer is the place it ultimately takes him - twenty-five years back in time to his days as an apprentice to a West African sorcerer. This book follows Stoller down this unexpected path toward personal growth, and healing. Drawing upon an ancient tradition, he explores the symbiotic relationship between illness and health and the differences in how disease is culturally perceived.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807072615
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Gallery Bundu, Paperback (July 2005)» View all books by Paul Stoller
The hastiness of David's decision will shadow his every move for the rest of his life and will lead him to eventually return to Niger and try to make amends. Beautifully written and deeply felt, Gallery Bundu is a cautionary tale about the impulses of youth and the unyielding grip of regret.
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Author Biography - Paul Stoller
Paul Stoller is professor of anthropology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and the author of eight books, including the award-winning "Money Has No Smell: The Africanization of New York City." He lives in Wilmington, Delaware.
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