Barawa, and the Ways Birds Fly in the Sky


Barawa represents a major breakthrough in ethnographic writing.  It is a rare evocation of the full expression of political, social and religious themes of an African society.  Jackson intoxicates the reader with the sounds, sights, and smells of Sierra Leone.  His characters spring from the scenes of life-as-it-is-lived – the kind of resuscitation that today’s ethnography of religion sorely needs.” - Paul Stoller