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Paul Stoller

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Paul Stoller is an anthropologist and novelist who teaches anthropology at West Chester University. He has conducted ethnographic research in the Republic of Niger in West Africa and among West African immigrants in New York City. His books, novels and memoirs are attempts to convey the wisdom of African systems of thought. He is currently doing research on family life among West African immigrants in New York City and is at work on a new novel, The Sorcerer's Burden and a new work of non-fiction, The Business of Social Relations: Global Resilience Among West Africans in the World. His most recent book, The Power of the Bertween: An Anthropological Odyssey was published in December 2008 by The University of Chicago Press. Paul has a new web ...more

On the eve of the midterm elections here in the United States, the 3 billion dollar display of misinformation is, to say the least a bit frightening.  Given the changing demographics of the United States it is clear that in perhaps one generation white people will no longer be the majority and the specter of the Tea Party, mostly a group of angry and ignorant folks fearful of demographic social...

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Magic Seeds by V.S. Naipaul
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This books is written wonderfully. Naipaul's descriptions of place and character are extraordinary. But the story of the the aimless (lost) Indian revolutionary reahes its peak in the jungles and prisons of India. When the story shifts back to London ...more
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I have the greatest respect for John Updike's literary capacities and this book, like his others, is beutifully writtten, but I found the narrative to be a bit tedious as if Updike is trying too hard to convince the reader about the absolutism of rel ...more
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This is a wonderful read--beuatifully written and a great story that will delight any reader. Highly recommended
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