My Urohs

My Urohs, Emelihter Kihleng, 2008

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What I’m Reading Now

According to Goodreads I have six books on the go right now. It was seven yesterday but last night I finally polished off the thoroughly mediocre Cuentos Filipinos that I’ve had from the library for six weeks so far (pro tip: if you’re thinking of producing a collection of short stories as a pretext for an extended geography lesson, please think again).

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The Book of Luelen: The thought collector

The Book of Luelen, Luelen Bernart, 1977 (written in 1934-46)

  • Federated States of Micronesia, #1
  • Borrowed from SF Library
  • Read January 2017
  • Rating: 2/5 (BUT: this rating reflects only my reading enjoyment and is not a reflection of the inherent quality of the book. The reason for this distinction will become clear further on)
  • Recommended for: ethnobotanical historians and sociocultural anthropologists

Annotations to the Book of Luelen, John L. Fisher, Saul H. Reisenberg, Marjorie G. Whiting (eds.), 1978

  • Borrowed from SF Library
  • Read January 2017
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Recommended for: as above, only more so

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The Incomparable Ulli Beier

Words of ParadisePoetry of Papua New Guinea, ed. Ulli Beier, 1972

When the Moon Was Big, and Other Legends from New Guinea, ed. Ulli Beier, 1972

Voices of Independence: New Black Writing from Papua New Guinea, ed. Ulli Beier, 1980

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