The Embarrassed Colonialist by Sean Dorney, Penguin, 96 pages, $9.99. ISBN-13:9780143573951, ISBN-10:0143573950. To be published on 15 February
WITH the intriguing title of The Embarrassed Colonialist, respected Pacific journalist Sean Dorney’s latest book is looking like a good read
Sean and I have known each other for well over 40 years and share many views in common, so it comes as no surprise to me that one of the strongest arguments of the book is that too many Australians know too little about Papua New Guinea.
Indeed, that was one of the factors that motivated the establishment of this blog 10 years ago.
Sean says we need to start learning more about PNG and treating it as an equal – not as our unfortunate illegitimate child.