Man of Calibre by Baka Barakove Bina, CreateSpace, 2015, ISBN-10: 1499751842, ISBN-13: 978-1499751840. 248 pages. Kindle $3.27, Paperback $16.20 + postage. Order here
FRIENDSHIPS come in many forms and from many sources. From shared experiences at school or at work. From shared interests in sport and pastimes. And through connections with family and friends. Some friendships last a lifetime. Others are more transitory.
Many of my most lasting friendships were formed when I was training to teach in Papua New Guinea in the mid-1960s, and then during my nearly 10 years as a teacher and writer there until the early 1970s.
Papua New Guinea remains, as was reinforced for me last year, a continuing source of friendship.
I have never met my newest Papua New Guinean friend.