Replace ‘well-born Malays’ with Sepiks and the above quotation exactly reflects my thoughts.
A story of mine, The phone rings, tells of the reappearance of my late brother, James, in a dream.
He talks to me of the afterlife and mentions, “Oh, I almost forgot to tell that your houseboy [mankimasta], Kami, from Papua New Guinea wondered how you were.
"He was telling me he had received a lot of credit for the thousands of cups of tea he had made for you. Anyhow, he’s doing well now. But he is a bit worried about his family in Torembi, a village in the Sepik.”