New Library Highlight: The Anyuak and the Ethnographer

In 2017 Swiss born Conradin Perner published his second volume of memoirs, completing a four decade spanning publication nightmare of his ethnographic fieldwork reports among the Sudanese Anyuak. Together with his 8 volumes of the Anyuak ethnography Living on Earth in the sky, this new travel autobiography Why did you come if you leave again? The narrative of an ethnographer's footprints among the Anyuak in South Sudan gives an exhaustive and intimate portrait of ethnographic fieldwork in the period 1976-1983. The memoirs are the subject of our latest Library Highlight!