Stealing With the Eyes
In 2018, I published my Stealing With the Eyes: Imaginings and Incantations in Indonesia (Haus Publications). It is a memoir of anthropology, art, indigenous Tanimbarese beliefs and sickness, written with the hindsight of a quarter century.
The book has had some great reviews here are a few:
‘A beautifully written evocation of a journey into the village communities of eastern Indonesia, and a remarkable meditation on the uneasy business of travelling to foreign lands in search of stories.‘ — Tim Hannigan, author of A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis
‘Moving in the realms of personal travelogue and the novel, Stealing With the Eyes is a curious and always entertaining book, driven by lively dialogue with occasional dips into beautiful observations that verge on epiphany.’ — Helsinki Book Review
‘Apart from setting the tone through observation, the best about Buckingham’s prose is its apparent honesty…this memoir squints at self and society from afar.’ — Jakarta Post
‘As a memoir, Stealing with the Eyes is powerful. Buckingham has a wonderful eye for detail, and the tale he has woven is gripping.’ – Times Literary Supplement
You can buy it direct from Haus Publishing by going to their website.