whispering int the giants ear by william powers summary of the book
Whispering in the Giants Ear is about the everyday struggle of Bolivian people. The book begins with the obsession of the land of the Indian tribes in South America and the white men trying to take over that land, while also polluting it. Later, it goes back to a year before and tells us about how the narrator lived in LaPaz, Bolivia, and about his significant other, Anahe, who is part Inca Indian. The narrator then goes to Santa Cruz, Bolivia and the battle of the Indian territory begins.
The narrator learns that the Bolivians attacked the Indians for rubber many years ago, and that this territory is the only part of land that is untouched by the Bolivians, but they still want to cut down 200 acres of forest. The Indians get mad and decide to make a roadblock, which is a leading problem in why Bolivia is losing so many tourists each year. Daniel, the FAWN director, meets Hart and they come up with a plan to bring miniature saw mills to slowly log the forests illegally. The narrator is against the idea and decides to approach a wealthy man named Salvador about buying out the land, and he agrees, although everyone is against the idea. A year later the village decides to expand the gray area: the divide between the people. Diaz is president after Godi is charged with genocide and Mesa is stepping down.