Wild: An Elemental Journey by Jay Griffiths

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Wild: An Elemental Journey by Jay Griffiths ISBN: 9780141006444. Discusses the author’s journey, telling how he went to the freedom fighters of West Papua and sang his head off in their highlands; met cannibals infinitely kinder and more trustworthy than the murderous missionaries who evangelize them; and, how he anchored a boat to an iceberg where polar bears slept, ate witchetty grubs and visited sea gypsies.

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I took seven years over this work, spent all I had, my time, money and energy. Part of the journey was a green riot and parts a deathly bleakness. I got ill, I got well. I went to the freedom fighters of West Papua and sang my head off in their highlands. I met cannibals infinitely kinder and more trustworthy than the murderous missionaries who evangelise them. I anchored a boat to an iceberg where polar bears slept; ate witchetty grubs and visited sea gypsies. I found a paradox of wildness in the glinting softness of its charisma, for what is savage is in the deepest sense gentle and what is wild is kind. In the end – a strangely sweet result – I came back to a wild home …

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Weight 325 g
Dimensions 200 × 129 × 30 mm
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