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Confessions Of A White Vampire

Jeremy Narby | Granta | 6th February 2019

An anthropologist doing fieldwork among the Ashaninca in the Peruvian Amazon discovers that his hosts perceive him as a kind of vampire. “In their view, white people lived in an underground world – hence our pale skins – and accessed the Ashaninca’s territory by passing through lakes…

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