I was in the rainforest in the interior of Sumatra, the northernmost island of Indonesia, in the late 90's. We were a small study group that was to be among the first foreigners, apart from a Norwegian social anthropologist, who got to visit the legendary talent of the Mamak people – an indigenous people who lived deep inside Bukit Tigapuluh ("The Thirty Hills").
A few miles away lived "ordinary." . .
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