...(a) wealth of oral history, culture and social anthropology...well worth reading. -- The Lonely Planet
...the beautifully-told history, dreams, and legends of the Talamanca coast people. -- The Tico Times
Paula Palmer has done her work brilliantly...It is a major contribution to race relations in this country. -- Quince Duncan, El Negro en Costa Rica
About the Author
Paula Palmer is a North American sociologist who lived on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast from 1973 to 1993. There she helped Afro-Caribbean and indigenous Bribri communities analyze and publish their own accounts of their histories and aspirations as unique peoples. For three years she directed a Community Research Project at the regional high school, where her students published their own oral histories of the region. Since 1996 she is executive director of Global Response/Environmental Action and Education Network, based in Boulder, Colorado.