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The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys by Marina ChapmanThe poignant story of a girl who overcomes unique hardship and deprivation - growing up with a troop of capuchin monkeys - to find ultimate redemption.
In 1954, in a remote mountain village in South America, a little girl was abducted. She was four years old. Marina Chapman was stolen from her housing estate and then abandoned deep in the Colombian jungle. That she survived is a miracle. Two days later, half-drugged, terrified, and starving, she came upon a troop of capuchin monkeys. Acting entirely on instinct, she tried to do what they did: she ate what they ate and copied their actions, and little by little, learned to fend for herself.
So begins the story of her five years among the monkeys, during which time she gradually became feral; she lost the ability to speak, lost all inhibition, lost any real sense of being human, replacing the structure of human society with the social mores of her new simian family. But society was eventually to reclaim her. At age ten she was discovered by a pair of hunters who took her to the lawless Colombian city of Cucuta where, in exchange for a parrot, they sold her to a brothel. When she learned that she was to be groomed for prostitution, she made her plans to escape. But her adventure wasn’t over yet...
In the vein of Slumdog Millionaire and City of God, this rousing story of a lost child who overcomes the dangers of the wild and the brutality of the streets to finally reclaim her life will astonish readers everywhere.
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The Girl With No Name
I was four; squeezing pods until the peas popped in our allotment that bordered the village. A black hand suddenly clamped a damp white cloth over my nose and mouth; as I tried to scream the hand pushed harder and the sky turned black. Surrounded by terrifying noises and trapped by its sheer suffocating denseness, half-drugged and starving, Marina tried to find her way home. She searched for food and water along the way, competing with big cats, poisonous spiders, giant pythons, extraordinary insects and huge bats. Two days later, she was confronted by about twenty curious capuchin monkeys.
Marina Chapman says she isn't as mobile as she once was. It's not so easy to climb trees these days, let alone swing from them. Well, she is about 60 or 62 years old — maybe older. She's not sure. Chapman is tiny, sinewy, bendy. At times she doesn't look quite human — a bit simian, a bit feline and quite beautiful. Perhaps it's not surprising that Marina Chapman seems different from the rest of us.
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Marina Chapman had expected people would doubt her extraordinary life story — which is why, she says, she was initially reluctant to tell it. But after some coaxing from her daughter Vanessa James, Chapman's childhood memories of being kidnapped from her family, abandoned in the jungles of South America and growing up with a troop of primates have now been published in a new non-fiction book, titled The Girl With No Name: The True Story of a Girl Who Lived With Monkeys. The book, written with the help of James and writer Lynne Barrett-Lee, has indeed been met with some skepticism, as Chapman anticipated. James says several literary agents turned down the book, claiming it was too unbelievable, before she and her mother finally found someone willing to take on the project. In the book, Chapman, who now lives in Bradford, England, describes being snatched by a man from her family's vegetable garden in what she thinks was likely Venezuela or Colombia at around the age of four, and being taken into the jungle, where she was left on her own. She recalls she would have died of hunger had she not found a family of capuchin monkeys whom she learned to mimic to survive.
Marina Chapman born approximately  is a Colombian-born British woman known for her claim to have spent much of her early childhood in the jungle, alone except for a colony of capuchin monkeys.
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A young girl who is abducted and abandoned in the Colombian jungle. She spends five years living with a family of monkeys before being found and sold in to slavery. This is her truly astonishing story.
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