Grateful Web Book Review - 'Child Of The Jungle'
Original title: Dschungelkind
Translated in Dutch: Dochter van de Jungle
Translated in English: Child of the Jungle
Author: Sabine Kuegler
Sabine Kuegler, daughter of a German couple, is born in
At age 17, Sabine goes to a boarding-school in
Comments on the book:
- This woman really has a story to tell!
- I'm sure she still has so many things to tell about her past and recent life. I really hope she starts writing another book.
- There is a certain chronology in the book (before, during and after living with the Fayu) but it mainly consists of short anecdotes, by which we obtain knowledge of this tribe (e.g. hunting, eating habits, nature, etc.).
- This story makes you dwell on the life we live: on the one hand, on all the luxury we have (e.g. running water, electricity,…); on the other hand, on little things we don't (or nearly) pay attention to anymore (e.g. laughing, playing, ice-cubes,…).
- The book is illustrated with beautiful photos.
- By writing this book, Sabine hoped to find herself and succeeds in accepting she is different compared to other white people. I hope she reached her goal!
Kelly Bobelijn, European Editor