Monthly Archives: April 2015

Six Fishermen

Taem bifoa is pijin for “Once upon a time”.   All good stories start like that.   Taem bifoa, long long ago, six fishermen went out to catch fish. Kutu the rat, Veke the flying fox, Koba the hermit crab, Meki the … Continue reading

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Palio and Barubaru

A story from Choiseul. Palio the sprat* and Barubaru the mudskipper were sharing a pool. They were cut off from the lagoon after the tide had fallen.  Barubaru began to skip and play around the pool, rolling over, splashing and making … Continue reading

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The Crying Baby

Another tale from Simbo. It was time to harvest the yam. A time when all the women in the village  must join in and work, even the young mothers with newborn babies.   One young mother lay her tiny baby in … Continue reading

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