Margaret Mead Adds an entirely new dimension to literature on primitive people. The book is constructed with great dexterity, so that the reader is carried along by the charm and movement of the narrative, almost unaware of the underpinning of arduous scientific field work that lies like bedrock below....The reader feels sheer delight in an entirely new world.
From the Foreword by Harry L. Shapiro Department of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History The book is exceptional....The reader can enter into...the exhilaration of participating in a culture other than his own....Reading The Forest People
is an unusual and satisfying experience.
A great classic of anthropology, THE FOREST PEOPLE is a uniquely absorbing study of the Pygmies of the Ituri Forest in the Congo - the heart of Stanley's 'DARK CONTINENT'.