Transformaciones Waorani, like my first book in Spanish (Hijos del sol, padres del jaguar. Los Waorani hoy, published by Abya-Yala in 1996), was presented to the Waorani people in an assembly. Half of the copies from the first print were deposited in AMWAE (the Waorani women’s organisation) and the proceedings used in support of AMWAE’s activities. Waorani authors Ima Fabian Nenquimo and Manuela Omari were invited at the book launch at Quito’s University Andina Simon Bolivar. This was the first time that Waorani authors were given a chance to converse with Ecuadorian academics and their ethnographer, and to share their experiences as researchers and writers.