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Mission Work Poems

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ISBN-10: 0618982671

ISBN-13: 9780618982677

Edition: 2008

Authors: Aaron Baker, Stanley Plumly

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Mission Work is an arresting collection of poems based on Aaron Bakers experiences as a child of missionaries living among the Kuman people in the remote Chimbu Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Rich with Christian and Kuman myths and stories, the poems explore Western and tribal ways of looking at the world-an interface of vastly different cultures and notions of spirituality, illuminated by the poets own struggles as he comes of age in this unique environment. The images conjured in Mission Work are viscerally stirring: natives slaughter pigs for a Chimbu wedding ceremony; a cloud of mosquitoes moves through a slender ray of sunlight; hands sting as they beat a drum made of dried snakeskin.…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Stanley Plumly is Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland.

Chimbu Wedding
Cargo Cult
Blood Debt
Bird of Paradise
The Taban Tree
Second Genesis
Sing-sing Kiama
Spirits of the Low Ground
The Red Snake
Bride Price
The Weaver
The Zero in the Branches
How Do You Like Your Blue-Eyed Boy?
Read and Say Nothing
A Prayer
Above Kerowagi
Evil Spirit
In Guru Woods
Darkness Legend
The Day and the Hour
The Last Way
Highlands Highway
Highlands Mission