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The Life And Times Of A Poor Little Rich Girl

Author Louise Jacobs creates characters from a milieu she’s familiar with, and writes about how money, lots of it, can create spiritually impoverished people numbed to the passion, caring and contribution that make life rich and beautiful.

The Life And Times Of A Poor Little Rich Girl
Louise Jacobs

Marie is 12. She has dark blonde hair, a snub nose and pouty lips. Her lawyer father works for White & Case, the international law firm. Her mother is a stay-at-home "youth professional" who wears tight blouses and pearls, and is hooked on Botox. Marie also has a sweet, pretty, blonde, younger sister, Julie, and a dog she adores.

Her room, which is entirely pink, has a canopy bed and Barbie dolls. Marie wears spangles in her hair, lots of rings on long slim fingers with bitten nails. At the private international school she attends, she hands out little notes to friends that read: "Make a wish. I'll bring it to you tomorrow."

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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