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“Don’t Sleep: There Are Snakes,” reviewed by Barbara Scott

Barbara Bamberger Scott loved this nonfiction book Don’t Sleep – There Are Snakes by Daniel L. Everett, a missionary/linguistics expert who lived for 30 years among the Piraha Indians on the Amazon River. The Piraha (emphasis on the last syllable) are not particularly colorful. Their language has very few words (but each verb has 65,000 […]

Botswana’s Bessie Head: A Meeting with Barbara Bamberger Scott

A refugee is a person whose heart has been broken. “My daughter, who was 11 at the time, also loves Bessie’s books and was deeply influenced by living for two years in Botswana. One of my favorite expressions from there is Ke moto fela – “I’m just a person.”–Barbara Bamberg Scott (Read her impressive bio […]