Melanesia and Western Colonialism

Melanesia is a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean and forms, together with Micronesia and Polynesia, one of the three cultural areas of Oceania. Melanesia includes New Guinea, the Torres Strait Islands of northern Australia, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and the Fiji Islands. The name Melanesia derives from Greek words meaning black islands […]

The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond: review

Tom Payne is riveted by a thought-provoking study of peoples from New Guinea to the Kalahari Desert, which asks what we can learn from such societies. By┬áTom Payne 7:00AM GMT 08 Jan 2013 Parents: when your child cries in the night, should you pick him up and let him snuggle in your bed? Or, like […]