Mama Kuma: One Woman, Two Cultures

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University of Queensland Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 179 pages
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Kuma Kelage, daughter of a Chimbu chieftain, was there when the world changed. From her quiet mountain village in the New Guinea Highlands, she took change by the hand and led it.
Kuma defied tradition and married a white Australian. With her precious golden child Ba, she travelled beyond the boundaries of her home to enter a modern world.
This remarkable story of Mama Kuma is told by Ba's daughter with love and humor, and with the insight of the colonised it tells the wonder of one women's journey through two cultures.

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User Review  - Juta - Goodreads

This is one of the better biographies I've read. I felt like I was really getting to know Kuma. Read full review

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User Review  - Jill Smith - Goodreads

This is a wonderful journey of Deborah discovering her Grandmothers extraordinary strength and her own cultural heritage. Deborah really gets into the details of village life, explaining her culture ... Read full review


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