Another Growing Up In New Guinea

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Though autobiographical, this book gives insights into other cultures in the rapidly developing nation of Papua New Guinea. Aiyura National High School(ANHS) 1978 to 86 was part of a strategy to build the new nation and break down old tribal barriers by uniting young people (Grades 11 and 12) from all over the country, including the islands. ANHS was a happy place of amazing cultural and linguistic diversity. This book,illustrated with colour photographs, records the remarkable experience of being a part of such an ambitious and enjoyable step towards nation-building.
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  • By Brian Robertson
    Jul 31, 2016
    This book is written from the very personal perspective of an English women who regards her contacts in this fascinating country as first and foremost a learning experience on her part, although she is employed as a school teacher. In many ways this author mirrors the behaviour of Margaret Mead of the original ‘Growing up in New Guinea’ and no doubt she felt this herself. However this is a much more interesting book than the original because it is so entertaining and is such a well-written personal account. Chris Sanderson manages to recount her personal experiences in a way that keeps the reader continuously entertained. She has a knack of telling all the little details of the meetings she has with people ranging from students and local gardeners to tribesmen she meets on her travels such that the reader is totally absorbed in the encounter. My favourite story was that of the tribesman who wanted to buy her apparently dead dog (it was just anaesthetised) so that he could eat it.... More > Local reaction to a ballet film shown at the local village cinema was also very entertaining. There are many similar stories all equally intriguing. The author through her relationship with the people with whom she worked, was invited to visit them in their villages This provided her with great insight and in turn is passed onto the readers of this book. Not only does she describe how villagers live in different areas of the highlands but how they interacted with her own family and though these reactions probably how and what they felt about white people. This also enabled her to guess as to how they were reacting to the development that was fast approaching at this time. This is a must read book for any young person intending to volunteer in any developing country. It is Chris’s attitude and behavior towards local people that is so important and so enlightening.< Less
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March 8, 2016
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