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Much has changed in Papua New Guinea in the years following Independence, but much as remained the same. White expatriates still form a rich, privileged but impermanent minority. Few of them have a long-term commitment to the country. The local inhabitants are often relegated to roles as domestic servants, subordinates at work, or as partners in brief sexual flings. AmongMuch has changed in Papua New Guinea in the years following Independence, but much as remained the same. White expatriates still form a rich, privileged but impermanent minority. Few of them have a long-term commitment to the country. The local inhabitants are often relegated to roles as domestic servants, subordinates at work, or as partners in brief sexual flings. Among the expatriates themselves, relations are complicated by boredom, jealousy and self-importance. These highly readable stories range from the tragic to the ribald. They reflect expatriate life in urban PNG and illustrate some of its major preoccupations: insecurity, money, drink, sex. Originally published in 1992, this edition includes a new preface by the author....

Title : Port Moresby Mixed Doubles: Stories of Expatriates in Papua New Guinea
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ISBN : 9789980945525
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 250 Pages
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Port Moresby Mixed Doubles: Stories of Expatriates in Papua New Guinea Reviews

  • Patrick Neylan
    2018-11-16 19:22

    Challinger's book of short stories is light, funny, sometimes poignant and well-written. It's nearly 20 years since I read it, on loan from an Australian friend who'd also been an ex-pat in PNG, and was surprised at how good it was for such a niche book from an unknown author.