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Keep the River on your Right is a short memoir written by painter/anthropologist Tobias Schneebaum and published in 1969. It is an account of his journey into the jungles of Peru where he is accepted by "primitive" Indians and ultimately a tribe of cannibals named the Arakmbut, which he refers to by the pseudonym Arakama. The book is most renowned for its anthropological observation of flesh-eating rituals and the honest, light-hearted style in which it was written.

The book was the basis for a 2000 documentary film of the same title by filmmakers David and Laurie Gwen Shapiro.


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