Papua New Guinea, The Grass Roots Company: 2006
Seller ID: 9980860618
Binding: Soft cover
Eh, mai fren... Yous nau wan very spesel an' double himportant person, oyes!! If yous bin baiyim de first buk of mai tiching the proper Papua New Guinea pidgin, an' nau yous holding in your han de Namba 2 buk, oplis, yu mas be want smatpela PhD fe hekspet in the spiking de pidgin nau!! Nau yu mas redi for going to de big bus o de settlemens, o 2 degordons maket and praktis de spiking it veri fluent..ok?.. and whn yous going aut to praktis to spik it, yu mas be redi for de laffing tu..cos lafter it's de good medicine, a?!! an' no waris if the other pipols dey laffing at yu...us PNGs we just lo... View More...
This book is about Port Moresby — the capital of Papua New Guinea — but it is not about the city of today. Rather, it is about taim bipo (a Pidgin English term meaning ‘previously’ or ‘as it was’), about how life was lived in Port Moresby in the two decades before 1975 when PNG was still under Australian control. These were years of peace and progress—when it was still a ‘lovely and gentle city’ — far removed from the somewhat turbulent times that followed PNG’s independence. With over 400 illustrations, this volume is a fascinating slice through time, capturing pa... View More...