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The Saint of Kathmandu : And Other Tales of the Sacred in Distant Lands (Paperback)

Author: Levine, Sarah

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With the deft evocations of a master storyteller and the exhaustive knowledge of a scholar, LeVine writes of the uneasy relations between Islam and spirit possession in a Nigerian town and between Christianity and witchcraft in a Kenyan village; of Mexican women taking the Virgin Mary as their role model; of a Nepalese teenager''s flight from an arranged marriage to ordination as a Buddhist nun and a feminist career; of a Filipina maid in affluent Hong Kong turning to a charismatic Catholic church for support during long separations from her family; and of American Zen Buddhists trying to maintain their community despite a deeply flawed teacher.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780807013137
SKU 210407013
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0807013137
Release Date 6/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0242
Publisher Beacon Press (MA)
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