Based on author Bonnie L Hewlett's ten years of field experience in the Central African Republic Listen Here Is a Story Ethnographic Life Narratives from Aka and Ngandu Women of the Congo Basin offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of contemporary African women in their own wordsRendered here are the experiences of four women who Hewlett depicts in their homes fields and the forest The women vividly recall memories childhood games dances folk tales songs and drawings from throughout their lives and provide insights and anecdotes from their experiences as children adolescents mothers wives and providersA vital contribution to literature on foraging and farming societies Listen Here Is a Story presents a new viewpoint on small scale communities from a non Western perspective

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