About this book
The paperback edition of Griffiths' chronicle of her 7 year odyssey in search of the will of the wild, this is also a manifesto for the essential wildness of the human spirit. From songlines and shamanism, to cannibals and deserts, polar bears and passion, it's a future classic of travel and nature writing. It received spectacular reviews in hardback. 'Remarkable, exhilarating... an impassioned meditation and world-roving travelogue.. nature writing, memoir, anthropology, folklore, etymology, full-blooded feminist censure...' "Sunday Telegraph"
Discusses the author's journey, telling how he went to the freedom fighters of West Papua and sang his head off in their highlands; met cannibals infinitely kinder and more trustworthy than the murderous missionaries who evangelize them; and, how he anchored a boat to an iceberg where polar bears slept, ate witchetty grubs and visited sea gypsies.