Asumlau. Tiang Magic Song


Wraps, a fine copy of the correct first edition, rare seen. From the Introduction: "University of Papua New Guinea Press 2013. This collection of Tiang oral literature is part of the material recorded on three field trips to Djaul, an island eight miles off the west coast of New Ireland. There were about 800 Tiang speakers at the time of collection (circa 1972) , all living in five villages and numerous hamlets at the southeast end of the island. Tiang is related to languages on mainland N. I. But is only spoken on Djaul. ... The old Tiang believe firmly in the potency of their magic lore and in fact have declined to record some especially reliable items related to fishing."; Volume 39 Papua Pocket Poets; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 38 pp

Title: Asumlau. Tiang Magic Song

Author Name: Ainsworth, Judith (Collector and editor, Trans. ) ; Winifred Pakalmat Tare Toufi (Trans. )

Categories: Miscellaneous,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Port Moresby (New Guinea), University Bookshop: 1973

Binding: Softcover

Seller ID: 27760

Keywords: Miscellaneous Folk Songs Music New Guinea Poetry