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The Smithsonian Institution Press publishes its first novel in 138 years of publishing, "Barawa and the Ways Birds Fly in the Sky," which relates the story of the Kuranko, an ethnic group living in Barawa, Sierra Leone. It is the second book in the Smithsonian Series in Ethnographic Inquiry, written by New Zealand poet and anthropologist, Michael Jackson.


  • Jackson, Michael 1940-
  • Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Barawa and the Ways Birds Fly in the Sky) (Novel)
  • Smithsonian Series in Ethnographic Inquiry


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," August 1986, p. 3.

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