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My odyssey to Bougainville

A week ago I was trying to keep cool in the heat and humidity of Bougainville. Ever since then, back in Wellington, I have been trying to keep warm. It's hard to believe sometimes that the two places are on the same planet. Apart from the heat, my first impressions of Bougainville and in particular Arawa were of paradise lost. Interspersed with the Keep Reading


My Bouganville Library expedition

Well, I'm off to Arawa, Bougainville on Tuesday. This trip is the culmination of a series of events that started with the publication of Lloyd Jones's book "Mr Pip" in 2006, his highly successful novel set against the backdrop of the civil war on Bougainville Island during the early 1990s. It's led me, Lloyd and Pete Carter (a Bougainville... Keep Reading

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