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Colin Turnbull

Colin Macmillan Turnbull (1924-1994) was a Scottish-born anthropologist who gained fame with his book The Forest People (1962), a detailed study of the Mbuti[?] Pygmies[?]. In 1972, he wrote his most controversial book, The Mountain People, which portrayed Uganda's hunger-plagued Ik tribe.

Turnbull became an American citizen and lived in Virginia with his partner of 30 years. After his partner's death, Turnbull retreated to a Buddhist monastery where he lived out his remaining years.

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