One Thousand One Papua New Guinean Nights: Tales form 1972-1985

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Thomas H. Slone
Masalai Press, 2001 - Social Science - 1072 pages
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A two-volume collection of folktales that were published in Papua New Guinea's Wantok newspaper. The two-volume collection presents the complete set of 1047 folktales that were originally published from 1972 through 1997 in Tok Pisin.
 

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One thousand one Papua New Guinean nights: folktales from Wantok newspaper

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Both extraordinary and overwhelming, this monumental two-volume anthology reprints 1,047 Papua folktales that originally appeared in native newspapers from 1972 to 1997. First printed in Tok Pilsin ... Read full review

Contents

How the Snake Lost Its Hair
3
Thunder
9
The Dolphin
15
Why Do People Get Gray Hair?
21
Walenge Turned into a Snake 838
39
The Lesson of Shame Concerning an InLaw 839
46
A Woman Burned Her Husband 687 The Men Who Became Women
50
The Woman Who Ate Two Children
53
He Only Liked Heads
254
Why Are Net Bags Multicolored?
255
The Masalais Forest
256
The Child that Came from a Wailbal Tree Fruit
257
A Woman Tricked a Wild Man 258 402 A Masalai Married a Real Woman
259
The Old Man Became a Baby
260
The Old Man Who Became Young
261
A Masalai Killed a Brother
262

The Woman and the Snake
55
How Cassowaries Obtained Their Colors
56
The Death of a Strong Man
57
Why Houses in Yangoru Do Not Have Fences
58
Where Did the Cucumber Come From?
59
The Flood
60
The Taboo against Women Spearfishing at Night
61
The Custom of Hanging Oneself
62
The Dog that Helped People
63
Where Did Mount Giluwe Come From?
64
Before People Did Not Sleep or Eat Fish
65
The Black Woman and the Red Woman
66
The Pond Full of Grease
67
Cooking Pig in an Earth Oven at a Grave
68
We Cannot Disobey What a Dog Says
69
The Marsupial Kapul that Lost a Toe
70
They Ate a Small Snake
71
A Dog Was the Source of Fighting
72
The Frog That Turned into a Girl
73
The Boy Who Was Deserted
74
The Eagle that Was the Source of the Enga People
75
The Woman Who Tricked a Masalai Snake
76
Why Porgera Has Gold
77
The Stone Masalai Women
78
How Many Laws Came About
79
The Kumdi Clan Came from a Frog
81
The LoveCharm Woman
82
The Women Who Came from a Hollow Log
83
Men with Different Kinds of Skins
84
Where Did Local Languages Come From?
85
Where Did Food Come From?
86
Wantok Issue Title Page 180 The Son Who Confused His Father
87
To Light a Fire and Find a Woman
88
The Snake Mother
89
The Masalai That Was Tricked By Grass and Hair
90
The Blood of the Garden
91
Where Did the Crocodile Come From?
92
The Woman Who Left Her Sister
93
The Snake That Became a Man
95
Mount Mul Hagen Is the Origin of Life
96
Fighting in the Highlands
97
How Did Kremendin Village Originate?
98
One Man and Two Women Founded a Village
99
The Yam that Turned into a Snake and then Became a Man
100
The Two Enemy Birds
101
The Marsupials Sikaus Revenge
102
Why Do Dogs Sniff Each Others Tails?
103
The Dog That Found a Pond
104
The Heron and the Crab
105
The Python that Defeated the Crocodile
106
Why the Eagle Is Finely Adorned
107
Why the Dog Does Not Talk
109
Cucumbers Growing
110
Water Came from the Stone
111
Blowing the Flutes Caused a Flood
112
Where Did Murderous Sorcery Come From?
114
Two Kinds of Marsupial Kapul
115
Hagen and Wabag Are Brothers
116
The Man Who Came from a Blood Egg
117
The Old Ways The Story of Dawia Plomb Pond
118
The Revenge of the Snake
119
Womens Stolen Beards
120
The Trick at the Fig Tree
121
The Marsupial Sikau that Stole a Woman
122
The Man Who Killed a Masalai
123
The DogMans Scabies
124
Why Did the Ancestors Use Trees?
125
Wild Game or Man?
126
The Pig that Killed a Father
127
The Python that Swallowed a Man
128
The Brother Rose from Death
129
The Boy that Tricked the Masalai
130
The Sky Woman
131
An Island in Madang Province
132
Where Did Fighting Originate?
133
The Cassowary and the Chicken
134
Why Is There Thunder
135
A Story of Two Brothers
136
Where Did the Moon Come From?
137
Where Did the Cockatoo Come From?
139
The Boy Who Had a DogFather
140
The Man Who Was Afraid of Breasts
141
The Sisters Fault
142
The Story of the Ramu River
143
Fire Came from Manam Island
144
Where Did the Sea Come From?
146
The Flying Fox Killed Kaiwaru the Snake
147
Lunganga
148
Tamuaiang
149
Wantok Issue Title Page 273 The Stone from Ablingi Island
150
Modaged and Gerail
151
The Boy Who Scared His Father
152
Cutting the Pregnant Womans Belly
153
The Snake Looked at His Hair
154
The Masalai Woman Ate Feces
155
The Man Who Became a Bird
156
The Flying Fox that Helped a Man
157
Why Man Is the Boss
158
Burning the Ghost
159
The Silent Place
160
The Story of the Kinsmen Lekare Lekari and Yoarene
161
Where Did Shells for Lime Come From?
162
291b The Man Who Pulled Fish from His Head
163
The Man Who Became a Woman
164
The Cassowary Tricked the Masalai Clam
165
A Man Who Found a Woman
166
The Bird of Paradise that Became a Woman
167
How One Language Came About
168
The Man Who Married a FishWoman
169
Taro Woman and Grass Woman
170
The Man Who Married a Cassowary Woman
171
The Cassowaries that Helped a Woman
172
The Boys Who Tricked a Ghost
173
The True Origin of Why Everything Dies
174
The Lizard that Ruined Its Friend
175
The Spirit Fish Dance
176
The Birds Child
178
The Cassowary Got New Legs
180
The Nokondi Ghost
182
The Men Who Ate a Dead Person
183
Tongangakoai Dugong
184
The Man Who Found Tobacco
185
Masalai Naiwa
186
Tari and Enga
187
The Big Brothers Friend
188
The Man Who Turned into a Snake
189
The Story of the Moon
190
The Sexy Sago Woman
191
We Are Children of the Snake
192
The Angry Mountain
194
The Cloud that Sank the Island
195
The Spirit Woman Created a Food
196
Volume 501
197
A Village Obtained Singing and Dancing
198
The Boulder Covered People Up
199
The Man Who Conquered a Snake
200
The Highlands Did Not Have Salt
201
The Old Masalai Woman
202
The Trick at Yassa Village
203
The Old Woman with the Torch
204
The Young Brother Killed Bibeo
205
The Two Women Who Became Mountains
206
The Smoke Helped the Boy
207
The Woman Who Came from the Sea
208
We Came from the Simbu People
209
A Fish Woman Gave Us a Song and Dance
210
The Ghost Wanted To Kill the Child
212
The Lizard that Became a Child
213
A New Woman Came from the Ground
214
The Wildfowl Puts Its Eggs in the Forest
215
Red Sago
216
Mount Geluwa Giluwe Dog Trading
217
Sugarcane Tore Apart the Brothers
218
The Two Children Became Birds
219
The Two Old Men Ate Soap A Modern Story
221
The Girls Mistake
222
The Woman Who Married a Masalai
224
The Sun Arose
225
The Ground Broke A Modern Story
226
The Man Stole a Masalai Baby
227
Cassowary Woman
228
Paroko Took out a Woman
229
The Champion Won a Medal A Modern Story
230
Shooting Koramaus Eye
231
Poeka Gave a Party A Modern Story
232
The Signal Drum Came to Finschhafen
233
An Airplane Came to Okapa A Modern Story
234
Buarlah Mountain
235
A Cassowary Took out Yagoe A Modern Story
237
The Ancestral Ghost of Ngorongoro
238
A Ghost from Kerevat Keravat A Modern Story
239
The Little Boy Was Cleverer
241
A Way to Find a Woman A Modern Story
242
Kambeya Brought His Sister Back to the Village
243
The Woman Tricked a Man A Modern Story
244
The Man Brought a Masalai
245
How Did Tumleo Island Arise?
246
Do Not Anger a Woman You Will Die
247
The Masalai Tricked Maka A Modern Story
248
Two Women Arose
249
The Bird of Paradise Woman Won
251
Befriending Having Sex with a Ghost Woman
252
The Masalai Ate a Baby
253
The InLaws Ruined a Woman
263
408409 The Two Thieves
265
Huli Started a Village
266
Pots Fell from the Sky
267
A Dead Man Ruined a Man
268
The Wild Woman Who Died in a Fire
269
The Origin of Rain
270
The Ghost Woman Lied to a Man
272
A Masalai Made Three Islands
274
The Masalai Marsupials Kapul
275
The CloudMan Helped the People from Sio
276
A Woman Arose from Blood
278
The Brother Hid the Water
279
Why the Clouds Thunder
280
The Ancestral Spirits Tangled with Sailas
281
The Stubborn Daughter
283
The Masalai of Lep Island
284
The Masalai Stone of Genai
286
Men Killed the Moon
288
Leklachem Lap Made the Day Long
289
The Brother Died in Hot Water
290
Why Does Markham Valley Have Many Wild Pigs?
291
Simiji Got His Eyes back from the Masalai
292
A Python Swallowed a Man
293
A Man Married a Mango Woman
294
The Masalai Eel Often Became a Wild Pig
296
A Woman Married a Masalai from Taga
297
A Girl Came from a Malay Apple
298
The Man with Twelve Children in His Stomach
299
How Did the Sea Arise?
300
445446 The Man Who Only Liked Daughters
301
Why Do Highlands Men Often Marry Many Women
304
Malevolent Water Consumed a Man
305
Why Manam Island Exploded
306
A Dog Stole Fire from a Masalai
307
A Man Married a Fruit Woman
308
A Ghost Chased Mende
309
Why Dogs Never Talk
311
456a The Child of a Flying Fox
312
Wantok Issue Title Page 456b The Man Who Became an Eel
313
458a The FishWoman Helped a Boy
314
458b How Did the Asaro Mud Men Come About?
315
Dogs Spoke like Men
316
The Tree People of Marayang
317
How Did Yams Arise?
318
Long Ago Dog and Kangaroo Were Friends
319
Sons Killed their CoMother
320
Ipapaya Helped Two Boys
321
A Woman Gave Birth to a Baby Crocodile
323
The Boys Killed Three Enemies
324
Father Ruined the Meat
325
A Woman Married a Masalai from the Same Tribe
326
How Did Man Arise?
327
Komiaui Married a Cassowary
328
Two Brothers Found Wives
329
The Pythons in the New Guinea Walnut Tree
330
A BirdWoman Married a Man
331
Brother Tricked Brother
332
When the Rodents Arose from the Ground
333
A Man Lost a Star Woman
334
The Father Got Rid of His Son
335
The Masalai Eagle
337
A Man Tricked a Pomio Ancestral Ghost
338
A Woman Gave Birth to an Eaglet
339
Hapleng Became a Leader
341
Two Beautiful Women Came Out of a Green Coconut
342
Dumbu Grabbed a Ghost Boy
343
The Song and Dance of the Stars
344
Dogs Killed their Master
345
An Ancestral Ghost Child Was the Father of the Barambu Balambu People
346
A Dead Man Took Care of His Son
347
How Mosquitoes Came to Kranget Kranket Island
348
The Big Brother Took Good Care of His Two Young Siblings
349
A Boy Tricked Two Girls
351
A Ghost Found Her Grave
352
Andamai Found a SnakeMan
354
A Ghost Woman Tricked a Mother
355
A Manus Woman Tricked a Masalai
356
The Old Man Punished the Children
357
Samborpia Became a Crocodile
358
Weipun Married the Flying Foxes Wives
360
The Rokia Zava Log Ruined a Friendship
361
The Single Man Who Tricked a Woman
362
The Two Brothers Found Yams Mami on Siassi Island
363
Two Birds that Killed Men
365
A Bee Took Care of a Boy
366
A Woman Disobeyed What Was Said
367
Kondumungs Mistake
369
508a Where Did Lime Calcium Oxide for Planting Yams Come From?
371
508b Heahun Showed the Way
372
The Crocodile Katumu Desired the Woman from Bukibalikim
373
The Little Brother Ignored What He Was Told
374
The Bad Boy Had His Revenge and He Became a Leader
376
A Woman Became a Man
378
A Man Became a Turtle
380
Bandurs Island
382
A Cassowary Stole a Boy
383
The Trail to Where the Sun Rises
385
The Mistake of Watching the Moon
387
The Man Who Became a Bird
390
The Masalai Took a Baby
391
The Boys Who Conquered Masumura
392
521a The Birds Who Helped a Man
393
521b Marsupials Kapul and Dogs Are Enemies
394
Two Women Became Birds of Paradise
396
A Woman Came from a Stick
397
The Man in the Clouds Taught a Lesson
399
Children Were Killed by a Stone
400
Urin The Man Who Arose from Blood
402
Enemies Stopped Fighting
403
The Masalais Skin
404
Ghosts Took a Man
406
The Eagles Child
407
The Money Tree
409
A Pig Ruined the Garden
411
The Enemies of Kanganamun
413
The Village of the Masalai Fish
414
Wantok Issue Title Page 537 Big Legs Mistake
415
The Dogs Wives
418
The Ground Swallowed People
419
Suratauras Prank
420
The Crocodile Took Bajingei
422
Kopesi Got Revenge
424
Nol Became a Masalais Son
425
Dogs Try to Find Their Real Skins
427
Kimaru and the Red Insects
428
A Snake Went inside a Boil
429
A Ghost Helped a Pregnant Woman
430
Abut and the Masalai Woman
431
The Man Who Became a Jimbir Pig
433
The Mistake of Eating Eel
434
Lapa Kella Wronged the Sail Kusi Clan
435
Why the Rain Falls
437
The Ghost Man of the Mountain
438
Baili Oddo Became a Masalai Snake
439
Nokoro Called Out to a Ghost
440
The Man Who Married a Masalais Daughter
441
The Festival for Pulling the Garamut TreeSignal Drum
443
The Yamap Yamaip Clan Almost Finished off the Temo Timotop Clan
445
A Ghost Tricked a Man
446
A Man Cut off His Wifes Hand
447
The Man Who Changed His Skin
448
A Ghost Woman Ate a Baby
449
Boanouo Tahia Son of a Pig
451
Tabuagele Raped a Woman
452
Women Burned the Spirit House
453
The Masalais of Gagwekalo
455
An Old Woman Was the Origin of Various Foods
456
A Masalai Ruined Dikitis Eyes
457
Women Killed a Mans Head
458
Hand Drums Confused Two Women
459
The Dog Got Back at the Old Woman
461
Yomba Transformed a Ghost into a Real Person
462
How Did Yams Yam and Mami Arise?
463
Two Brothers Killed the Old Ghosts
465
A Flood Ruined a Village
467
Do Not Covet Food
468
The Stubborn Masalai Had a Bad Time
470
Kemkapukere Killed a Snake
471
Hapleng the Trickster
472
A Ghost Tricked a Woman
474
Posere Killed a Bad Masalai
476
A Cockatoo Taught People How to Make Fire 575
477
A Woman Gave Birth to a Baby Snake
478
When Bat Became Frogs Enemy
479
A Man Ate His Own Wife
480
Why Is it that Marsupials Kapul are Meat for Dogs?
481
Agum and Amom Challenged Aronta
482
The Sister Fought like a Man
483
The Old Woman Ate Boys
484
Walini Turned into Stone
486
A Python Swallowed a Man
487
Two Boulders Found a Place
488
The Ancestral Ghosts Very First Trick
489
A Flood Drowned People
491
A Son Found His Fathers Eyes
492
A Mangy Dog Killed a Ghost Man
493
A Cassowary Befouled a Man
495
Blood Became a Baby
496
Do Not Covet Your Little Brother
497
Amaita Surpassed His Boastful Friends
499
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Slone is a staff scientist at the University of California at Berkeley and the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he has published more than 30 papers in the field of cancer research over the past 15 years.

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