The book is divided into sections covering the geographical and historical setting, the economy, the material culture, religious beliefs, and social relations. [...]the authors' specialization in Melanesian (New Guinean) culture seems to have caused them to concentrate more on slash and burn cultivation than on horticulture in the economie sphere, and on the concept of clan, but not on the ramage (see pp. 104-107) in the social sphere. [...]there are strange omissions with respect to older times. G. BOS This volume contains 100 texts of stories, narrated mainly by an approximately 60-year-old village chief, and former shaman, to the author, Koelewijn, in 1981.