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squirrelbrain
V?: Stories by Women of the Moana | Lani Wendt Young, Sisilia Eteuati
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This is a collection of over 50 short stories and poems, by women from various #readingoceania24 countries, including #newzealand, #fiji, #tonga, #papuanewguinea and, the one I‘m going for, #samoa.

Thank you so much for sending this to me Holly @Hooked_on_books - I really enjoyed it and also felt like I‘d learned a lot about the different cultures. I did prefer the more ‘modern‘ storytelling rather than the fables but there was a great mix.

Librarybelle Great photo! 2mo
Hooked_on_books Oh wonderful! I‘m glad it worked out. The store I found the books in is terrific for Hawaiiana (and apparently Oceania), so I‘m completely delighted! 2mo
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Daisey
Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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I liked this, but I think I either needed more context for the historical aspect than the few minutes of online reading I did or more love for Great Expectations to truly appreciate it.

#ReadingOceania2024 #PapuaNewGuinea #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #audiobook

BkClubCare Oh! One of my favorites 3mo
Librarybelle Good to know about the context and how helpful it would be to have some knowledge of Great Expectations! 3mo
Daisey @BkClubCare Do you love Great Expectations or Dickens in general? I feel like that would have made this more impactful for me. (edited) 3mo
BkClubCare @Daisey - not sure if I have truly read Great Expectations or just “know” the story, and I like Dickens well enough. Can‘t remember why I enjoyed this one so much but I did. Years ago 😊 3mo
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Daisey
Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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It was a beautiful evening, so I spent a bit of time in the hammock in the back yard with Gandalf and my current audiobook. Mr. Pip is set in Papua New Guinea and includes the only white man remaining on the island reading Great Expectations to students in the local school.

#audiobook #ReadingOceania2024 #PapuaNewGuinea #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #HammockReading

Ruthiella 😻😻😻 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
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Hooked_on_books
Tales of the Tikongs | Epeli Hau'ofa
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This slim book of short stories focuses on how outside pressures like development, religion, and more put stress on and encourage the alteration of island cultures. It‘s told with sly good humor. I read this slowly and think it might get a bit repetitive if read at a quicker pace.

#ReadingOceania2024 #PapuaNewGuinea

Librarybelle I see other reviews comment on the repetition. Good advice on reading slowly! 5mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
squirrelbrain Was it fiction or NF? How did it compare to We Are the Ocean? 5mo
Hooked_on_books @squirrelbrain We Are the Ocean is far better. This one is fiction and the last story, about the guy who is trying to do good work but hamstrung by what the aid organization wants to give him, is in both books. Several of the other stories have that same sly humor. 5mo
squirrelbrain Ah, yes, I recall that story! 😃 5mo
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Currey
Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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#readingoceania2024 #Papuanewguinea A story about the inspiration of teachers and their ability to open horizons through the love of a good book, in this case Great Expectations. However, set in the middle of an horrific and brutal civil war. Moving read.

Librarybelle Nice photo! 5mo
BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one too. Can‘t remember the setting in Papua New Guinea or I would have saved it for the challenge 😀 5mo
Currey @BarbaraBB Yes, the author never actually mentions the name Papua New Guinea but he does names the towns, the cooper mines, and the civil war 5mo
BarbaraBB Clever choice!! 5mo
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Texreader
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Posting another photo from my visit to the San Antonio Museum of Art‘s Oceania Gallery. Here‘s a basketry wild pig from #PapuaNewGuinea

#readingOceania @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle Wow! 6mo
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Texreader
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My next audiobook for #PapuaNewGuinea

This will be my 9th book for #readingOceania, more than halfway finished! But I plan to read more than one book for each country.

Free with Audible subscription

@Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle Wow! Amazing progress! 6mo
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squirrelbrain
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My first book for #readingoceania24 and it‘s a great one! I learned a lot about the people and culture of Oceanic islands.

My favourite quote: we are a ‘Sea of Islands rather than islands in a far sea‘.

I‘m using this for #tonga, and it would also work for #papuanewguinea or #fiji.

Thank you so much for sending it to me, Holly, and I enjoyed reading along with you. I‘m so lucky that you sent me two books that I would never otherwise have read.

BarbaraBB What a great kick-off! 6mo
Librarybelle Hooray!! 6mo
Hooked_on_books Hooray! I‘m glad you liked it! I give so much credit to Basically Books for stocking this book for me to find. I thought it was terrific, too. What a great way of looking at Oceania he had. 6mo
squirrelbrain Such a good book to read first for this challenge @Hooked_on_books 6mo
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charl08
Euphoria | Lily King
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2/1 I understood my first joke today. I was observing the weaving of mosquito bags in the 2nd women's house. I sat next to a woman called Tadi and I asked her what she would do with the shells she earned and she said her husband would use them to buy another wife. 'I cannot make this bag fast enough,' she said. We all fell over laughing.

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charl08
Euphoria | Lily King
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At night you cried, because everyone around you was crying, halls and halls of boys crying in the dark for their brothers. 'Tears are not endless and we have no more.' That is the line I like best of all those war poets.