Storibuk Pairundu: Tales And Legends From The Kewa (southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea) by Holger JebensStoribuk Pairundu: Tales And Legends From The Kewa (southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea) by Holger Jebens

Storibuk Pairundu: Tales And Legends From The Kewa (southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea)

byHolger Jebens

Paperback | September 1, 2016

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This is an original and unique collection of tales and legends from the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Recorded by a thirteen- year old boy from a small and remote rural village, the stories present a kind of ‘indigenous auto ethnography’. Yet, on some pages people pursue their daily activities, grow food and raise pigs, while on others the protagonists encounter bush spirits, tap into sources of unlimited wealth or are transformed into animals. In other words, the fabulous follows on from the mundane, and what seems prosaic in one story gives way to the extraordinary in the next. The book could be recommended for undergraduate and graduate courses on general anthropology, literature, linguistics, folklore research, myth and religion, poetry and Pacific studies.
Holger Jebens is Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of Goethe University, Senior Research Fellow at the Frobenius Institute and Managing Editor of Paideuma. He spent many years doing fieldwork in highland and seaboard Papua New Guinea. His publications include Pathways to heaven (Berghahn Books, 2005), Afte...
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Title:Storibuk Pairundu: Tales And Legends From The Kewa (southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea)Format:PaperbackDimensions:370 pages, 9.25 × 6.75 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2016Publisher:Dietrich Reimer Verlag GmbHLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3496015497

ISBN - 13:9783496015499

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