The Wild Boy of Burundi A study of an outcast child

The Wild Boy of Burundi A study of an outcast child➮ [Read] ➪ The Wild Boy of Burundi A study of an outcast child By Harlan Lane ➺ – Bluevapours.co.uk Harlan Lane is a psychologist and the author of a scientific study of the 'wild boy of Aveyron' the most famous case of a genuine feral child In 1974 a child was discovered in Burundi apparently livin Harlan Boy of Burundi A Epub / Lane is Boy of Kindle Ø a psychologist and the author of a scientific study of the 'wild boy of Aveyron' The Wild MOBI :✓ the most famous case of a genuine feral child In a child was discovered in Burundi apparently living Wild Boy of eBook ☆ with monkeys Lane traveled to Africa with psychiatrist Richard Pillard to study the boy and this book is his Wild Boy of Burundi A MOBI :✓ account of his findings and attempt to reach a Wild Boy of Burundi A MOBI :✓ correct diagnosis.

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The Wild Boy of Burundi A study of an outcast child ePUB
  • Hardcover
  • 188 pages
  • The Wild Boy of Burundi A study of an outcast child
  • Harlan Lane
  • English
  • 09 March 2016
  • 9780394412528

10 thoughts on “The Wild Boy of Burundi A study of an outcast child

  1. Daren says:

    I had to think about how to review this book it is so simple to spoil to completely with a sentence or two In 1976 Harlan Lane had recently written a book on Victor The Wild Boy of Aveyron capturing the details of investigation into a boy in France reported to have lived in the wild until aged 12 when he was captured in 1800 Professionally Lane is a psychologist and a linguist based in BostonThis made him the ideal candidate to investigate when a story appeared in a South African newspaper reporting that the child in Burundi had been captured from the jungle having been raised by monkeys The boy now named John after John the Baptist by the Catholic priest running the orphanage that John now lives reportedly cannot speak making only monkey noises and walks on all fours The article goes on to explain that the violent civil war in 1972 which set Tutsi and Hutu tribes against one another was the backdrop for John's isolation his parents both being killedLane decides immediately to contact Richard Pillard a friend and colleague and a psychologistThe books outlines their preliminary investigation gathering of support and funding to visit Burundi and to carry out a full investigation into John the boy from the jungleObvious to the interest any newspaper story about feral children such as John and the obvious a parallels in fiction with Tarzan and Mowgli this book discusses previous feral children investigations but especially Victor's It also describes in relatively simple terms the medical investigations into possible causes for John's situation Obviously written in 1977 forty years of medical advancements are missing from their knowledge which becomes fairly obvious even to a reader with only a passing knowledge Also central to the book is the difficulty of working in Burundi a basic third world country in Central AfricaSo little to add without giving away any of their findings other than to say this book comes across as legitimate in its presentation of research and findings it is well constructed following a linear timeline as events unfold and is well told by utilising both Lane and Pillard to add information in a conversational wayA uick and un taxing read on an interesting subject4 stars

  2. Ayush Mukherjee says:

    Intriguing but difficult to ualify The book was written in the 70s and had problems with its colonial often racist perspective but it is also a scientific memoir and delivers on thatIt has since subtle themes which need to be explored Recommended read but one that needn't get your hopes high

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