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JENS BJERRE: THE LAST CANNIBALS

Posted by mukikamu on December 2, 2008

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I am back on the track of forgotten travel books with Jens Bjerre‘s Last Cannibals. It was an easy and highly enjoyable read.
To give you a taste of it, here is a few things you can learn from the book:

– how native Australians deal with birth control
– why you must never hurry
– how could soldiers drown in the Sahara
– whether there are camels in Australia
– why you should never force people living in houses on water ashore
– how girls in New Guinea solved the etiquette problem of covering their breast before white ladies
– how do cannibals eat a road
– what are the roots of tribal pyromania
– why you should never ever wake a sleeping kukukuku
– what are the rules of dating in the jungle
– which is the most idyllic tropical island of the South Seas
– who was the ‘Flying bishop’

Moreover, here are the new entries in our list of groovy names:
– Hanuabada (village built on water in New Guinea)
– Kukukuku (tribe)
– Kau-kau (potato)
– Momakova (chief of a kukukuku village)
– Jagagaga (chatty old warrior)
– Morombo (tribe)
– Tumbulun (magic flute to scare women)
– Gorogoba (river)
– Morofonu (God)

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One Response to “JENS BJERRE: THE LAST CANNIBALS”

  1. Pagonis M said

    I was there in Papua New Guinea engaged in WORKING on his documentary film the entire duration of the filming. Unfortunately I was not given my rightly earned Kredits (titles), for compiling of “Accumulated historical and travel data”, taking turns in filming and photographing still pictures etc. Nor was I mentioned in the film or in his book. It is unethical not to give members of a film team their rightful Credits. Nor did I receive any financial reimbursement for my work. What would Jens Bjerre and his surviving family have to say about that. I consider this behaviour unethical,egoistic and under handed. I bare no ill will only disappointment as an Artist.

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