Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The Virginia Quarterly Review
What remains of the headhunting
tribes of Burma? Elliott D. Woods travels to the remotest corners of
the country to find out. He writes:
Before Christianity and Buddhism
pacified the [headhunting tribe of the] Nagas, no one would’ve
dreamed of traveling from village to village without an escort of
warriors with spears and long steel knives called daos, which they
could bury in someone’s skull.