Hunting The Gugu: In Search Of The Lost Ape-Men Of Sumatra
by Allen, Benedict
About This Book
From the vast island of Sumatra, Benedict Allen brings back the strangest of travellers' tales concerning black-maned ape-men as Theodore Hull - octogenarian survivor of Japanese labour camps - entices him onto the trail of the Gugu. A tangle of folktales leads Allen to the aboriginal Kubu people who can guide him into the highlands where the ape-men screech all night long, shaking every fibre of the forest. But the 20th century is encroaching, and Kubu say that the Gugus' rage can no longer be appeased by traditional gifts of tobacco. Allen ventures into the dark, living forest, watched by unseen eyes...
Briton Benedict Allen is a veteran explorer, having trekked in some of the world's wildest places, from Papua New Guinea to the Amazon Basin. This book was first published in hardback in 1989.
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