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The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost
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Jul 26, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: humour-satire, islands, travel, international-development
Recommended for: those enjoying a good travel story as well as people into international development.
Read in August, 2008

The author moved to the island of Tarawa in the Pacific nation of Kiribati together with his wife who was sent there by an NGO. His ambition and only job was to write a novel. Instead, he wrote this fine book based on the experience of living on a tiny Pacific atoll for two years. Maarten Troost is a very astute observer. The book is extremely funny but at the same time humane and wise. From a very practical point of view, it also highlights important issues related to social and economic development that professionals in the field should benefit from reading.

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