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Our Time But Not Our Place: Voices of Expatriate Women in Papua New Guinea

Myra Bourke (Editor), Susan Holzknecht (Editor), Kathy Kituai (Editor), Linda Roach (Editor)

Published by Melbourne University Press, 1993
ISBN 10: 0522845630 / ISBN 13: 9780522845631
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Title: Our Time But Not Our Place: Voices of ...

Publisher: Melbourne University Press

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

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175 pp. Thirty-one expatriate women tell us of their experiences of Papua New Guinea. Their voices are as diverse as the encounters they describe; their stories span the time between 1930 and 1990; together their responses challenge commonly held views of the expatriate condition. 'Readers will be drawn to share with the writers their exhilaration, dismay, guilt, fear, excitement, love lives, awe of landscape and sense of isolation - geographical and emotional - as they come to terms with life in Papua New Guinea. They will encounter birth, death, cargo cults, wilful and worthy servants, and discover unusual approaches to bridges that must be crossed '. Bookseller Inventory # 0522845630AMA090615

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Synopsis: Thirty-one expatriate women tell us of their experiences of Papua New Guinea. Their voices are as diverse as the encounters they describe; their stories span the time between 1930 and 1990; together their responses challenge commonly held views of the expatriate condition.

'Readers will be drawn to share with the writers their exhilaration, dismay, guilt, fear, excitement, love lives, awe of landscape and sense of isolation - geographical and emotional - as they come to terms with life in Papua New Guinea. They will encounter birth, death, cargo cults, wilful and worthy servants, and discover unusual approaches to bridges that must be crossed . . .'

About the Author: Myra Jean Bourke taught at Rabaul Secretarial College in 1871-76 and accompanied her husband Mike to the Eastern Highlands; had two sons; studied; taught part-time at Ukarumpa High School; acquired many and varied friends; and left Papua New Guinea in 1983. Sue Holzknecht lived in Papua New Guinea from 1967 to 1990 teaching and doing research in anthropology and linguistics. Kathy Kituai lived in Port Moresby from 1980 to 1984. Linda Roach went to Papua New Guinea in 1972 with her husband who was doing research in a Sepik village.

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