Debbie & Alby in Bolivia

Sol de Manana Geysers, BOLIVIA

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In 1955, the author, Harold Osborne wrote about the cold, windswept and arid Andean Plateau (Altiplano):

"It has the foresaken aspect of a landscape on some vaster and more ancient planet where life has long been obsolete... It is a harsh, inhuman land, inhabited by a sour, unsmiling, toiling race. There are no trees. Except during the brief season of the rains, there is no green... There is a grandeur which humbles and turns one to admiration of those who for centuries have made it their home."

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Sources of Further Reading-

Abercrombie, Thomas A. "Pathways of Memory and Power: Ethnography and History Among the Andean People" 1998.

Benner, Susan E. "Fire from the Andes: Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru" 1998

Ferry, Stephen and Galeano, Eduardo. I am Rich Potosi: The Mountain that Eats Men" 1994.

Kolata, Alan L. "Valley of the Spirits: A Journey into the Lost Realm of the Aymara" 1996.

Luykx, Aurolyn and Foley, Douglas. "The Citizen Factory: Schooling and Cultural Production in Bolivia" 1998.

Schull, William J. and Rothammer, F. "The Aymara: Strategies of Human Adaption to a Rigorous Environment" 1990.


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