In richly evocative language, Kopenawa recounts his initiation and experience as a shaman, as well as his first encounters with outsiders: government officials, missionaries, road workers, cattle ranchers, and gold prospectors. He vividly describes the ensuing cultural repression, environmental devastation, and deaths resulting from epidemics and violence. To counter these threats, Davi Kopenawa became a global ambassador for his endangered people. The Falling Sky follows him from his native village in the Northern Amazon to Brazilian cities and finally on transatlantic flights bound for European and American capitals. These travels constitute a shamanic critique of Western industrial society, whose endless material greed, mass violence, and ecological blindness contrast sharply with Yanomami cultural values.
Bruce Albert, a close friend since the 1970s, superbly captures Kopenawa's intense, poetic voice. This collaborative work provides a unique reading experience that is at the same time a coming-of-age story, a historical account, and a shamanic philosophy, but most of all an impassioned plea to respect native rights and preserve the Amazon rainforest.
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Shipping to the Non-Contiguous US
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We currently ship within the continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. We also offer international shipping from our physical location, should you be interested in shipping outside of the US.
Are there any restrictions for orders shipping outside the contiguous United States?
Orders to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico will be charged in accord with our shipping table. Unfortunately, these states do not qualify for free shipping. Orders are shipped via United States Postal Service International Priority Mail. Most orders arrive within 5 – 7 business days, excluding holidays.
How do you typically send international orders via the ICA Shop physical store location?
International orders ship via United States Postal Service International Priority Mail. Delivery times vary from country to country, but most orders arrive within 10-14 business days. Express International shipping is available for an additional fee per order and most orders arrive within 5-7 business days. The recipient is responsible for all applicable customs, duties, tariffs, taxes, or Value Added Tax (VAT), which are collected by the carrier upon delivery. We declare actual value of the merchandise for all orders.