Coffin bilong dai man


In a separate review on the Aseki smoked bodies I related the rather gruesome ‘burial’ rituals of the Anga tribe in Aseki, Morobe Province. Another earlier approach, within PNG, to ‘honouring the dead’ was endocannibalism, or eating them! Continue reading “Coffin bilong dai man”

Tok Tok Pisin (Speak Tok Pisin)


Time for short  language lesson.

Papua New Guinea has a population of less than eight million (2015), double what it was in 1989 when I lived there, yet there are over 700 different languages in use. Given this, it is not surprising that a lingua franca has developed. Continue reading “Tok Tok Pisin (Speak Tok Pisin)”