Chamorro Legends on the Island of Guam: Stay in your lane, Mavis

Chamorro Legends on the Island of Guam, Mavis Warner van Peenen, 2008

  • Guam, #1
  • Borrowed from SF Library
  • Read February 2017
  • Rating: 3 stars
  • Recommended for: People without another option, I guess, but really, if you want to read some Chamorro folklore without a heavy dose of wrong-headed condescension you’re better off consulting Guampedia

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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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Excerpt: Nights of Storytelling

I meant to include this sentence in my blog post on Nights of Storytelling, but I forgot. And I like it too much not to share it with you.

When the chief of the Koné goes to check for food caught in the line of traps he has set the previous day, he discovers that he has snared an extremely angry lizard who demands to be released.

-Raylene Ramsay, ed.
Nights of Storytelling: A Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia