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The Amazon River is famous for its biodiversity, as a home to innumerable types of animals and plants. Less frequently extolled is the extraordinary human ecosystem that’s grown around the river and its surrounding jungle. Indigenous tribes, missionaries, loggers, miners, soldiers, drug traffickers—there’s a long list of groups who call the Amazon home and lay claim to its bounty. And history attests to the many efforts to gain mastery of the region; it's been the theater for grand conflicts, spurred on by religious beliefs, corporate greed or military power. Yet the river and the jungle remain unconquered despite the scale of these efforts.

In this volume, you’ll explore the river and its many communities as well as the forces that threaten this special place, from fascism to climate change. Among the features, you’ll encounter the world of Indigenous Futurism through Kadu Xukuru’s stunning photography. You’ll travel with Karim Ganem Maloof as he goes birdwatching with a trained veteran who’s seen more than a few easily fooled “experts.” You’ll learn about the horrifying sexual violence against Yanomami women along with much more from contributors who are uniquely knowledgeable about this extraordinary region. 

An image from Kadu Xukuru's series "Indigenous Futurism," featured in Stranger's Guide: Amazon River 
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At Stranger’s Guide, we intentionally seek locations that are often subjected to lazy cliches, with the hope we can turn stereotypes on their heads and aim to introduce—and in some cases, reintroduce—people and places to one another.

As always, more than four out of five stories we publish come from local writers and photographers. That means when you purchase this volume, you’re directly supporting journalists around the world and helping us at Stranger’s Guide make this work possible. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.

Thank you,

Abby Rapoport & Kira Brunner Don
Co-Founders, Stranger’s Guide


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