This poetry collection is an exploration on whether cultural immersions and transitional processes are producing cultural refugees in our midst. The different perspectives represented in this collection opens up dialogue on how we Papua New Guineans look at our society, the changes that are happening and challenges us to discuss, embrace and pave a way forward for further exploration on the themes raised. It is a reflective collection that invites further dialogue even in informative and entertaining form.
The only child of the last chief of Makawana village, Maiba struggles to hold her people together in face of the polarizing forces of convention and modernization. Both protective and painfully aware of the weaknesses of her own community, Maiba acquires the wisdom she needs to face the future.