"Among the Cannibals" began when Paul Raffaele, Australian travel writer, made his first trip up an obscure New Guinea river in search of one of the last practicing cannibal cultures on Earth. What he found were a people who conflate disease with sorcery, and who exact vengeance for their loved ones' deaths by hunting, and eating, the "sorcerers" they hold responsible. Such practices are thankfully quite rare today, but it exists, whether in the memory of the leader of a Pacific cargo cult - a group that parades each February in the hopes that John Frum, a legendary American sailor, will return bearing boxes of spam and other more conventional foodstuffs - or in the religious practices of the Aghori sect of India, whose idea of saintliness is certain to mystify and fascinate readers.It also existed elsewhere in the past, and Raffaele journeys to these peoples' homelands, mixing travel, history, and anthropology in an engaging and illuminating look at why different cultures have ever sanctioned man eating. The book will be well illustrated with photographs Raffaele has taken during his journeys, and told in his inimitable, self-deprecating style.A mix of Indiana Jones and John Belushi, Raffaele's telling of his journeys with cannibals is sure to be a pleasure for anyone interested in the out-of-the-way and forgotten.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 231 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. It s the stuff of nightmares, the dark inspiration for literature and film. But astonishingly, cannibalism does exist, and in Among the Cannibals travel writer Paul Raffaele journeys to the far corners of the globe to discover participants in this mysterious and disturbing practice. From an obscure New Guinea river village, where Raffaele went in search of one of the last practicing cannibal cultures on Earth; to India, where the Aghori sect still ritualistically eat their dead; to North America, where evidence exists that the Aztecs ate sacrificed victims; to Tonga, where the descendants of fierce warriors still remember how their predecessors preyed upon their foes; and to Uganda, where the unfortunate victims of the Lord s Resistance Army struggle to reenter a society from which they have been violently torn, Raffaele brings this baffling cultural ritual to light in a combination of Indiana Jones-type adventure and gonzo journalism. Illustrated with photographs Raffaele took during his travels, Among the Cannibals is a gripping look at some of the more unsavory aspects of human civilization, guaranteed to satisfy every reader s morbid curiosity. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9780061357886