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A Pattern Of Islands The Funny, Charming, And Self Deprecating Adventure Story Of A Young Man In The Pacific Living For Thirty Years In The Gilbert Ellis Islands, Grimble Was Ultimately Initiated And Tattooed According To Local Tradition, But Not Before He Was Severely Tested, As When He Was Used As Human Bait For A Giant Octopus Beyond The Hilarious And Frightening Adventure Stories, A Pattern Of Islands Is Also A True Testament To The Life Of These Pacific Islanders Grimble Collected Stories From The Last Generation Who Could Remember The Full Glory Of The Old Pagan Ways This Is Anthropology With Its Hair Down


10 thoughts on “A Pattern Of Islands

  1. says:

    Some of you will be wondering how I could choose a memoir by an actual colonial officer as my world challenge book for Kiribati The answer is that the country s literary presence seems limited to white men s expat memoirs Within that category, this appears to be the book based on the great


  2. says:

    Arthur Grimble was fresh out of Oxford and was interviewed by the colonial office for a post overseas He got the job and was despatched to the other side of the world to work on the Gilbert Islands in the pacific This was the time of colonialism and he was starting there as a cadet officer Coming fr


  3. says:

    Arthur Grimble clearly cherished his years spent as a colonial official in the Gilbert and Ellis Islands He started his tenure as a young man with a new wife in 1914 and remained in the islands until 1933, although this book only relates his tale up to 1919 Grimble is honest about his naivete and inexperience


  4. says:

    This is a great book, funny and very well written, by a British civil servant who lived in the Gilbert Islands now Kiribati for nineteen years, from 1914 to 1933 Written in 1952, it recounts events a century old, so it definitely is dated, but it s worth reading nonetheless If you want to understandabout today s tragic


  5. says:

    I liked Arthur Grimble and his book He s humble and self deprecating in a way that feels true and unforced he s appropriately respectful of the culture he s portraying and he seems to have made every effort to assimilate into that culture as much as possible He was adopted by an elder on the island where he lived, taught to reci


  6. says:

    My Dad told us that burping after a meal was considered polite in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands It is not in the UK He was a very gentle father who did not like having to tell us off, but when he did we remembered This is the book where he found that interesting little snippet of information.In 1913 Arthur Grimble went to the Gilbert and


  7. says:

    I clearly remember the story of octopus fishing with human bait from my English classes in school some 30 years ago and decided the pleasant memory was not in too much danger from revisiting the autobiography.How glad I am that I did reread it.This is an end of empire story that is in serious danger of giving colonialism a good name The protagonist


  8. says:

    Neophyte Nabob s Narrations of Natives NatureBack in 1914 a young colonial officer went off with his wife on his first assignment to the Gilbert Islands in the central Pacific These islands and their inhabitants had been under British rule for only 22 years at the time But unlike the stereotype of a pukka sahib, the aloof colonial officer, Arthur Grimble dev


  9. says:

    Grimble was an British govt administrator in Kiribati kir ee bas Gilbert Islands before and during WW2 His work is only matched or close to H E Maude A great non US Pacific read.


  10. says:

    A special book about life in the Gilbert Ellis Islands now Kiribati in the early mid 1900 s The story is told by a British Authority, Arthur Grimble, whilst the nation was a British Protectorate Grimble s humour is hilarious He is constantly putting himself down for everyone else s amusement There was one story where he was new to the language and said during his first public a


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