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Mining bilong dispela stori: Exploring the power imbalance between English and Tok Pisin, Twin Tongues transforms the English Language into a character who encounters her own foreignness in Papua New Guinea. This text struggles with the ethics of appropriation, language use and second language teaching, questioning the subjective position of the author, the teacher, the ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 20th 2013 by Invisible Publishing (first published October 15th 2013)
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Mike Heyd
Sep 23, 2014 rated it liked it
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I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway a few months ago. I didn't read it right away, intimidated, I guess, by the "experimental" nature of the poetry and, to be honest, my poor facility for any language but English. And despite Claire Lacey's personal note inscribed on the dedication page, I was put off by the pages on which newspaper "clippings" were "pasted" across the text like scraps on the bottom of a birdcage. I have always been especially annoyed by books that do that, partly, I ...more
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Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Bipo bipo God I mekim kamap skai na graun na olgeta
samting i stap long en. Tasol graun i no bin i stap olsem
yumi save lukim nau. Nogat. Em i stao nating na i narakain
tru. Tudak i karamapim bikpela wara na spirit bilong God i
go i kam antap long en. Na God i tok olsem, "Lait i mas ka-
map." Orait lait i kamap. God i lukim lait i gutpela, na em i
amamas. Na em i brukim tudak na tulait. Tulait em i kolim
"De," na tudak em i kolim. "Nait." Nait i go pinis na moning
i kamap. Em i de namba wan.

Bihain God i
...more
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