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Growing Up Yanomamo

Michael Dawson

Growing Up Yanomamo

Michael Dawson

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Anthropologists surmise that the Yanomam are perhaps the last culture to come in contact with the modern world. Author Mike Dawson's hair-raising and humorous growing up adventures, from his birth in the jungle through the death of his wife, Renee, provide insights into this primitive culture. Dawson was the cultural advisor to the award-winning, full-length feature film, Yai Wanonablew: The Enemy God (www.theenemygod.com), the true story of a Yanomam leader recounting his life as a shaman and the supernatural struggle for the survival of his people. ..".a bit of Huck Finn, with an Amazon twist." Simon Romero Andean Bureau Chief, The New York Times Imagine a white boy, in "the hood" of this jungle tribe, living, playing, and growing up Yanomam. Christopher Bessette, Writer/Director of the feature film Yai Wanonablew: The Enemy God ...a story of life with Stone-Age people, guaranteed to expand the mind of even the most experienced. Mark Andrew Ritchie, Author, Spirit of the Rainforest

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Anthropologists surmise that the Yanomam are perhaps the last culture to come in contact with the modern world. Author Mike Dawson's hair-raising and humorous growing up adventures, from his birth in the jungle through the death of his wife, Renee, provide insights into this primitive culture. Dawson was the cultural advisor to the award-winning, full-length feature film, Yai Wanonablew: The Enemy God (www.theenemygod.com), the true story of a Yanomam leader recounting his life as a shaman and the supernatural struggle for the survival of his people. ..".a bit of Huck Finn, with an Amazon twist." Simon Romero Andean Bureau Chief, The New York Times Imagine a white boy, in "the hood" of this jungle tribe, living, playing, and growing up Yanomam. Christopher Bessette, Writer/Director of the feature film Yai Wanonablew: The Enemy God ...a story of life with Stone-Age people, guaranteed to expand the mind of even the most experienced. Mark Andrew Ritchie, Author, Spirit of the Rainforest
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Meet the Author

Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson has worked as both a programmer and a computer game designer and producer. In addition to real-world game industry experience, Dawson earned his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. He currently teaches game programming and design to students of all ages through UCLA Extension courses and private lessons. Visit his Web site at www.programgames.com to learn more or to get support for any of his books.

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