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03 January 2019

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Philip, I had the opportunity to walk through the Dom territory and saw the Dom bugla ingu (pig killing festival) in 1983/4 as a child. That was the last in the Chimbu. The traditional regalia (plumes, face decorations), dance symmetry, songs,column of long houses, mass slaughter of pigs and bonding and courting in the night were events that I have not seen again in my adult life.

Christianity and western cultural hegemony have collectively destroyed an element of social cohesion.


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