Palet̤ and me : memories of my Indigenous father /

"Winner of the prestigious Casa de las Am̌ricas Prize, this work spins a heartfelt story of an improbable relationship between an anthropologist and her charismatic Indigenous father. When Aparecida Vilȧa first traveled down the remote Negro River in Amazonia, she expected to come back with no...

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Author / Creator:Vilȧa, Aparecida, 1958- author.
Uniform title:Palet̤ e eu. English
Imprint:Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2021]
©2021
Description:219 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Language:English
Subject:Vilȧa, Aparecida, -- 1958-
Palet̤, -- -2017.
Pakaasnovos Indians -- Brazil -- Biography.
Women ethnologists -- Brazil -- Biography.
Pakaasnovos Indians.
Women ethnologists.
Brazil.
Biographies.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12594163
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Other authors / contributors:Rodgers, David (Translator), translator.
ISBN:9781503629332
1503629333
9781503629349
Notes:"Originally published in Portuguese in 2018 under the title Palet̤ e eu : mem̤rias de meu pai ind̕gena."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Translated from the Portuguese.
Summary:"Winner of the prestigious Casa de las Am̌ricas Prize, this work spins a heartfelt story of an improbable relationship between an anthropologist and her charismatic Indigenous father. When Aparecida Vilȧa first traveled down the remote Negro River in Amazonia, she expected to come back with notebooks and tapes full of observations about the Indigenous Wari' people--but not with a new father. In Palet̤ and Me, Vilȧa shares her life with her adoptive Wari' family, and the profound personal transformations involved in becoming kin. Palet̤--unfailingly charming, always prepared with a joke--shines with life in Vilȧa's account of their unusual father-daughter relationship. Palet̤ was many things: he was a survivor, who lived through the arrival of violent invaders and diseases. He was a leader, who taught through laughter and care, spoke softly, yet was always ready to jump into the unknown. He could shift seamlessly between the roles of the observer and the observed, and in his visits to Rio de Janeiro, deconstructs urban social conventions with ease and wit. Begun the day after Palet̤'s death at the age of 85, Palet̤ and Me is a celebration of life, weaving together the author's own memories of learning the lifeways of Indigenous Amazonia with her father's testimony to Wari' persistence in the face of colonization. Speaking from the heart as both anthropologist and daughter, Vilȧa offers an intimate look at Indigenous lives in Brazil over nearly a century"--
Other form:Online version: Vilȧa, Aparecida, 1958- Palet̤ and me Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2021 9781503629349

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