OLAC Record

Title:Kokotsra and the Saposa People (Aloysius Arato's Version)
0305-Kokotsra and the Saposa People (Aloysius Arato's Version)
Contributor:Aloysius Arato
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:A version of the historical story of Kokotsra. Kokotsra lived in Bansia and used to exchange food with some Saposa people. He would give them poor quality cassava pudding in exchange for fish. The Saposa people became dissatisfied with the situation. They invited Kokotsra to come and live on their island, and he agreed. On the way, Kokotsra dove into the sea to retrieve a coconut, and the Saposa people abandoned him to drown. He survived and returned home. He had his people arrange another food exchange with the Saposa people. Before the exchange took place, Kokotsra hid in a rubbish heap. When the Saposa people arrived, the Bansia people blockaded the river further downstream, so that they could not easily return to the sea. When the food exchange was over, Kokotsra jumped out of the rubbish heap and killed almost all the Saposa people. One woman escaped by swimming downstream with a clay pot covering her head.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI648102%23
Publisher:Stephen Logan
Subject:historical narrative
Hahon language
Subject (ISO639):hah


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI648102
DateStamp:  2016-09-26
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Search Info

Citation: Aloysius Arato. 2012-09-12. Stephen Logan.
Terms: area_Pacific country_PG iso639_hah

Inferred Metadata

Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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