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The White Headhunter of Malaita

Randell, Nigel

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ISBN 10: 1841196010 / ISBN 13: 9781841196015
Published by Constable, London, 2003
Used Condition: Mint Hardcover
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A sailor named Jack Renton ended up in the Solomon Islands in 1868, became integrated into the native civilization there, and later wrote a book about it. Now a documentary filmmaker compares Renton's account of his adventure with the version preserved in the oral history of the islands. Renton's own account left out the fact that he began as a slave and that he survived because of his ability to kill and get away with it, and that he participated in headhunting expeditions. Nor did he include his relationship with a local woman. Years later, when he was working for the government rounding up natives to work on plantations owned by whites, he was captured again--but this time he was murdered, stuffed, cooked, and eaten. This copy is in MINT condition in a MINT unclipped dustwrapper. Size: 330pp. Bookseller Inventory # 002429

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Title: The White Headhunter of Malaita

Publisher: Constable, London

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Back

Book Condition:Mint

Dust Jacket Condition: Mint

Edition: First Edition.

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Book by Randell, Nigel

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Nigel Randell spent twenty-five years making documentary films in various parts of the world. This is his first book.

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