Sunday, March 30, 2014


After I made the decision to write a book about the Achuar culture, I had to find a way to do field work in Kapawi. This process lasted over two years.  I wrote many inquiries, to many places. Finally, when I thought it was not going to work, I received communication from the Kapawi Ecolodge headquarters in Quito. Viviana had received my request and left it for her predecessor, Pedro. I have never met Viviana, but she is the one that set everything in motion. AndrĂ©s, manager of the Ecolodge, assigned Pedro to work on the possibilities of a book. I was asked to submit a proposal. Finally, after so long, I would have an opportunity to explain my vision.

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