Tag Archives: ethnography

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book Review

I first read Anne Fadiman’s 1997 award-winning book The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures over 10 years ago as assigned reading in a graduate level anthropology class. … Continue reading

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The Bookseller of Kabul Virtual Book Discussion

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad. Published in 2002. Synopsis: Shorty after the United States began its attack on Afghanistan in late 2001, Asne Seierstad is in Kabul working as a war correspondent. There she befriends Sultan Khan, who possesses … Continue reading

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