The Falling Sky

The Falling Sky is a remarkable first-person account of the life story and cosmo-ecological thought of Davi Kopenawa, shaman and spokesman for the Yanomami of the Brazilian Amazon. Representing a people whose very existence is in jeopardy, Davi Kopenawa paints an unforgettable picture of Yanomami culture, past and present, in the heart of the rainforest--a world where ancient indigenous knowledge and shamanic traditions cope with the global geopolitics of an insatiable natural resources extraction industry.”

-The Harvard Press


  • Author Davi Kopenawa
  • Author Bruce Albert
  • Translated by Nicholas Elliott
  • Translated by Alison Dundy
  • Publisher University of Harvard Press