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Mararoko

A Study in Melanesian Religion

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Mary N. Macdonald

Mararoko describes the traditional and changing life of the South Kewa people of Papua New Guinea. Through discussion of story-telling, ritual performance and the power of pigs, the author suggests that an idiom of exchange integrates the various domains of Kewa cultural experience and provides a means of change. The work is accompanied by a collection of stories, historical accounts and songs.
Contents: Papua New Guinea ethnography - Melanesian religion - Oral literature - Myth - Healing - Pigs - Ritual - Exchange and change.