Marco Aime is an Italian anthropologist and writer, assistant professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Genoa. He attended the Amedeo Avogadro State Industrial and Technical Institute in Turin, where he graduated in 1975 with a degree in electrical engineering. In the following years he took a job in Turin and continued his studies at the University of Turin, then developed an interest in anthropology, during numerous trips outside Europe. In 1988 he graduated in literature and philosophy with a distinctly anthropological theme and soon left his previous job to devote himself to travel, writing, photography and field research. In 1992 he received his doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of Turin. He has been teaching at the University of Genoa since 1999. His research and scientific work has covered many areas, countries and cultures: Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Congo, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Yemen, India, Nepal, Thailand, Ecuador etc. He is the author of numerous scientific articles, anthropological studies, travelogues, but also works of fiction. His most famous works are: Fairy tales in jars. Children are explained new lifestyles, Clouds of the Atacor, Beppe Gulliver’s Little Journeys and The First Book of Anthropology.
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