Colin Turnbull

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Colin Macmillan Turnbull (November 23, 1924 – July 28, 1994) was a famous British anthropologist and ethnographer who gained prominence in 1962 with his idealized, lyrical book about the Mbuti Pygmies, The Forest People.


  • The Forest People, 1961; reprint, Touchstone, 1987
  • Africa and Change, Knopf, 1973
  • The Mbuti Pygmies: Change And Adaptation, Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1983