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03 April 2017

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Wow! Thank you for this. Have just started Kovave.

Many thanks for the link to Kovave. Dived into it and found some great writings. Well worth a browse guys’. Haven’t delved into Ondobondo yet.

Just a snippet for exkiap readers an extract from 1971 Nov Vol 3 No.1 Kavave – 'The kiap shouts: Interpreting the Signs’ by Nigel Krauth....

‘The kiap shouts at us
forcing the veins to stand out in his neck
nearly forcing the excreta out of his bottom
he says: you are ignorant.
He says: you are ignorant,
but can he shape a canoe,
tie a mast, fix- an outrigger ?
Can he steer a canoe through the night without losing his way ?
Does he know when a turtle comes ashore to lay its eggs ?

The kiap shouts at us
forcing the veins to stand out in his neck
nearly forcing the excreta out of his bottom he says: you are dirty.
He says we live in dirty rubbish houses.
Has he ever lived in one?
Has he enjoyed the sea breeze blowing through the windows ?
and the cool shade under the pandanus thatch ?
Let him keep his iron roof, shining in the sun,
cooking him inside, bleaching his skin white.'

Food for thought.

Excellent!

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