Reader's Digest Condensed Books volume 2 1966 Spring Selections: Hall Of Mirrors, Avalon, Children Of Hope, Congo Kitabu, Power Plan

Reader s Digest Condensed Books volume Spring Selections Hall Of Mirrors Avalon Children Of Hope Congo Kitabu Power Plan Includes the titles Hall of Mirrors Avalon Children of hope Congo Kitabu Power Play

  • Title: Reader's Digest Condensed Books volume 2 1966 Spring Selections: Hall Of Mirrors, Avalon, Children Of Hope, Congo Kitabu, Power Plan
  • Author: Jean-Pierre Hallet
  • ISBN: 9789110263895
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Includes the titles Hall of Mirrors Avalon Children of hope Congo Kitabu Power Play

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    About "Jean-Pierre Hallet"

    1. Jean-Pierre Hallet

      Jean Pierre Hallet was a man intimately connected to Africa than perhaps any other westerner His feats were legendary what one expects of fiction and adventure movies About his mission to save the vanishing Bambuti pygmy tribe in the Ituri Forest in Northeast Zaire, the newspapers and magazines of three decades reported it in various ways He Saves Little People A Giant Comes To The Rescue He s The Biggest Of The Little People of Zaire Humanitarian Sows Seeds of Hope and Pygmies Have A Friend in Hallet.A friend, indeed In 1955 he lost his right hand, in an explosion, while dynamiting Lake Tanganyika for fish to feed a Pygmy tribe In 1957 he was successful in obtaining, from the colonial government, official acceptance of his Declaration of Emancipation for the endangered pygmies He lived with the Bambuti pygmies for eighteen months and learned six aboriginal languages and seventeen dialects.His extensive knowledge of the pygmy language resulted in a dictionary of than 18,000 terms, which remains unpublished He founded The Pygmy Fund in 1974, the only organization devoted to the preservation of the lives and culture of surviving forest dwelling Efe pygmies Born in 1927 in Louvain, Belgium, Jean Pierre Hallet was the son of Andre Hallet, the famed Belgian post impressionist painter, who lived in the Congo Jean Pierre played with pygmy children, north of Lake Kivu, in the northeastern part of the former Belgian Congo At six, he left his playmates to go to school in Europe He was already the height of an average adult pygmy in the forest He returned in 1948 with a Sorbonne education He was now an agronomist and a sociologist Jean Pierre was twenty one He was six feet five inches tall and 225 pounds His incredible life was about to unfold and his reputation as father to the pygmies and the Abe Lincoln of the Congo was just beginning.Jean Pierre Hallet would become a heroic figure He would become an authority on African culture and a blood brother to many tribes He was an internationally renowned africanist, ethnologist, naturalist, author, lecturer, explorer, cinematographer, artist, African art authority and collector as well as a death defying adventurer He delivered than 500 African babies, pygmy and non pygmy It would be difficult to find another man with such a resume.He would author three books, the Kitabu trilogy Kitabu is roughly translated in Swahili as book Congo Kitabu, the first of the trilogy was autobiographical It would be translated into twenty one languages including Chinese and Russian His own words say it best I grew up among the pygmies, learning everything that is their world,king my first bow and arrow.entifying birds and animals.

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