Into the crocodile nest: a journey inside New Guinea

Into the crocodile nest a journey inside New Guinea Benedict Allen travelled through Papua New Guinea in search of a tribe that would let him participate in an initiation ceremony into manhood He was finally admitted to the ceremonies of the Sepik trib

  • Title: Into the crocodile nest: a journey inside New Guinea
  • Author: Benedict Allen
  • ISBN: 9780571206223
  • Page: 446
  • Format: None
  • Benedict Allen travelled through Papua New Guinea in search of a tribe that would let him participate in an initiation ceremony into manhood He was finally admitted to the ceremonies of the Sepik tribe, whose totemic god is the crocodile With fifteen other young males, Allen was secluded from the village in a large nest like enclosure Crocodile marks were carved onto thBenedict Allen travelled through Papua New Guinea in search of a tribe that would let him participate in an initiation ceremony into manhood He was finally admitted to the ceremonies of the Sepik tribe, whose totemic god is the crocodile With fifteen other young males, Allen was secluded from the village in a large nest like enclosure Crocodile marks were carved onto their bodies with sharpened bamboo Grey mud was applied to stop the blood flow from their wounds, and they were beaten every day for six weeks This book is the story of Allen s initiation experiences a tale of love, community through shared pain and of sudden death.

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    Benedict Allen

    Benedict Colin Allen is a British writer, traveller and adventurer known for his technique of immersion among indigenous peoples from whom he acquires skills for hazardous journeys through unfamiliar terrain In 2010, Allen was elected a Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society He has recorded six TV series for the BBC, either alone or with partial or total use of camera crews, and has published ten books, including the Faber Book of Exploration, which he edited 1

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