Encouragement Prize

Many Indigenous Stories about the Origin of the Universe and Other Things (Pyroengraving)

The book presents four distinct stories of indigenous Amazonian tribes. The first is about a cicada and stone. If the cicada sings, the white people will dominate, and if the stone sings, the native people will win. The story is likely from the period of the European conquest of South America. The second narrative is about the son of the sun who visits Earth to teach people how to use fire. The third story is about brave beings from heaven that reach Earth through a hole. The last narrative is a dispute between a jaguar and a monkey symbolising, respectively, strength and intelligence.


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