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This intimate study portrays the hunter-gatherer Mbuti pygmies of Zaire. Kevin Duffy describes how these forest nomads, who are as adapted to the forest as its wildlife, gratefully acknowledge their beloved home as the source of everything they need: food, clothing, shelter, and affection. Looking on the forest in deified terms, they sing and pray to it and call themselves its children. With his patience and knowledge of their ways, Duffy was accepted by these, the world’s smallest people, and invited to participate in the cycle of their lives from birth to death.
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Kevin Thomas Duffy (born January 10, 1933) is an American lawyer and former judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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