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Supporting Literature
Papua New Guinea

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Francis Nii
Francis Nii is an award winning Simbu writer and champion of literature in Papua New Guinea. In this volume he has compiled twenty five of his short stories, essays and poems and attached reading comprehension exercises to each one so that students can test their literary skills.
Philip Fitzpatrick
Over 80% of Papua New Guineans live outside the main cities and towns and lead lives as subsistence gardeners and hunters. When expatriates come to work in the country they usually come from industrialized western societies with a completely different cultural background. This can cause innumerable problems for both the workers and their employees. When they work in rural areas they do so alongside people who may not understand western ways. This book is a short guide which suggests ways to ameliorate the consequences of two different cultural traditions coming together.