Hunter College High School PTA – HCHS PTA Auction 2017
Auction Ends: May 22, 2017 11:59 PM EDT


Songs Of The Baka by Dennis James and Barbara Grossman, Autographed Copy

Item Number
Estimated Value
$25 USD
$6 USD to blamonica
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

After their retirement, Dennis James and Barbara Grossman decided to travel where tour buses wont and where the US government says "don't." incorporating trekking into their travels as a way to see untouched areas of the world considered inhospitable by many. Armed with a passport, an interest in non-Western and indigenous cultures, a spirit for adventure, and a sense of humor, they hike through the forests in the highlands of Papua New Guinea; visit the traditional hunter-gatherer Baka Pygmy community in Cameroon; stay with the cliff-dwelling Dogon people in Mali; explore Roman ruins in Algeria; meet a nervous mother rhino in Nepal; and witness bull-jumping, a coming-of-age ritual for young Hamer men in Ethiopia. Seeking the truth behind the headlines and exploring the deeper questions about the local cultures they encounter, James and Grossman explore such questions as why people cling to the art, sexual mores, economic and political hierarchies, and spiritualities that govern their lives, and how and why do some remain resistant to the pressures of globalization? A journey into the other sides of the world, Songs of the Baka and Other Discoveries puts aside preconceptions and combines the wisdom of age with the stamina of youth.

The photographer is a Hunter alumnae, and the grandparent of a 7th grader. The author is the step-grandparent. The book is signed by both of them.

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