The Headhunter's Daughter

The Headhunter's Daughter

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In 1945, an infant left inadvertently to die in the jungles of the Belgian Congo is discovered by a young Bashilele tribesman on a mission to claim the head of an enemy. Recognized as human--despite her pale white skin and strange blue eyes--the baby is brought into the tribe and raised as its own. Young missionary Amanda Brown hears the incredible stories of a white girl living among the Bashilele headhunters. In the company of the local police chief, Captain Pierre Jardin, and with the witch doctor's wife, the quick-witted Cripple, along as translator, Amanda heads into the wild hoping to bring the lost girl back to "civilization." But the girl no longer belongs in their world--and the secrets surrounding her birth and disappearance are placing them all in far graver peril than anyone ever imagined
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2011]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780061997648
Branch Call Number: MYS Myers, T 100 2011
Characteristics: 229 pages, 12 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm


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Jun 11, 2016

Love this book/series. My suggestion is to read them in order: I read book #3 first because I didn't realize it was part of a series. The books stand alone, but you get a better sense of character development if you read them in order [so read The Witchdoctor's Wife first]

This book is so quirky and really really funny. Transports you to another time and place.

Jul 07, 2011

this book is a wonderful read.

Apr 05, 2011

Second in a new series for Myers, raisied in the former Belgian Congo. Gives a real feel for the time and setting (1950's), humorous and quirky.


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