“Tracking Lions, Myth, and Wilderness in Samburu” with Jon Turk

Thu, Jun 2nd, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm

June 2022

The Community Library

The Community Library

Jon Turk joins us to discuss his new book, which is a provocative look at the vital connection between human beings, the natural world and meaningful knowledge. Set in a high-adventure narrative on the unforgiving savannah, “Tracking Lions, Myth, and Wilderness in Samburu” explores the aboriginal wisdoms that endowed our Stone Age ancestors with the power to survive – and how, since then, myth, art, music, dance, and ceremony have often been hijacked and distorted within our urban, scientific, oil-soaked world. Jon reveals how the stories we tell each other, and the stories spinning in our heads, can be molded into innovation, love and co-operation — or harnessed to launch armies. Seeking escape from the confusion we create for ourselves and our neighbors with our think-too-much-know-it-all brains, Jon finds liberation within a natural world that spins no fiction. Book signing to follow. Reserve your seat online, or watch on Vimeo.

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