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Return to the Amazon to find my mum

American David Good tells Matthew Bannister how he returned to the Amazon to find his Yanomami mother, who abandoned family life in the United States when he was five.

The remarkable story of David Good, son of an American anthropologist and a Yanomami tribeswoman. He tells Matthew Bannister about his journey to the Amazon to find the mother who'd left him when he was five. Also, prize-winning Australian novelist Thomas Keneally on why he was inspired to write about First World War nurses in his most recent novel, "The Daughters Of Mars". And Witness goes to the archives for memories of the first ascent of Everest sixty years ago.
Picture: David Good (right) with his mother Yarima (left) in a Yanomami village in the Amazon rainforest

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