Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1979

Publication Title

American Universities Field Staff

Abstract

Peter Boru was standing on a jagged rock over looking the valley where we had filmed together in 1972. The Boran village with its 18 huts, the cattle corrals, and the meandering animal trails had all disappeared. Only dark patches of grass suggested where corrals had once been inundated with cattle manure, and even to see these one had to know exactly where to look. The house sites were totally gone. The entire dusty village I remembered had vanished. "Yes, it is silent now," I agreed. We were both to be proven wrong within the week.

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