The Lost Tribe: A Harrowing Passage Into New Guinea's Heart of Darkness
Two years before this story begins, the Liawep were a lost tribe. There were seventy-nine of them, living in deep jungle in far northwest Papua New Guinea. They worshipped a mountain and dressed in leaves. They hid when planes flew overhead, believing them to be evil sanguma birds. There was no record of them in census books; as far as the outside world was concerned they did not exist. Edward Marriott first heard about the Liawep tribe in 1993, when their 'discovery' by a missionary hit the international headlines. Unable to believe that anyone could still be truly lost, he set out to find them himself, to hear their stories, hopes for the future and fears for their changing world. Banned by the Papua New Guinea government from visiting them, he assembled his own patrol and crossed the jungle illegally. However, nothing could prepare him for what he found nor for the dramatic events that followed. Intriguing and impressive, The Lost Tribe is both a compelling adventure story and an extraordinary account of a small society caught at a time of dramatic change.
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Review: The Lost Tribe: A Harrowing Passage into New Guinea's Heart of DarknessUser Review - Greg - Goodreads
Fascinating narrative, as much for the experience of the journey as for the history, of author's search for an undiscovered community hidden away in remote Papua New Guinea. Read full review
Review: The Lost Tribe: A Harrowing Passage into New Guinea's Heart of DarknessUser Review - Goodreads
LOL. Trekking in PNG is no picnic ... and this book tells it all. Took me straight back to tropical mud and swamp and mountains and remote tribes and difficulties and confusion. Laughed and laughed.
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