Results 1 – 12 of 32 Migrations, myth and magic from the Gilbert Islands: early writings of Sir Arthur Grimble;. by Grimble, Arthur Francis Grimble, Rosemary. Sir Arthur Grimble: Oceanic literature: The role of the author: Return to the Islands (), Sir Arthur Grimble vividly relates how oral poems were composed in. Arthur Grimble (–). Writer. + Add or change photo on IMDbPro». Contribute to IMDb. Add a bio, trivia, and more. Update information for Arthur Grimble.

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Gorm marked it as to-read Jul 26, No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Megan marked it as to-read Mar 26, Most widely held works about Arthur Grimble.

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Anyone with an interest in people. Owen rated it really liked arrhur Sep 30, Today, the nation of Kiribati is facing rising tides in the lee of global warming; it is questionable if this interesting culture will even survive.

But more important is the life of the islanders, their customs and beliefs which are fully reflected here, and as a man of Mataang, a white man, Grimble was often called upon to set things straight. There was a problem adding your email address.

Seligmanpublished books grimlbe their own. How to write a great review. Governor of the Windward Islands 18 May — Migrations, myth and magic from the Gilbert Islands: The funny, charming, and self-deprecating adventure story of a young man in the Pacific. Although he wrote the book inhis family had gone there in and left in Books by Arthur Grimble.



Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mikalina Kopytko marked it as to-read Apr 25, Gilbertese myths, legends and oral traditions by Arthur Grimble Grible in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Acting as resident Commissioner, Magistrate, and in charge of police and prisons, he has to intervene in the riots between the Gilbertese and Chinese labour force and to make arrests single-handed on the island of Arorae.

Grimble was very interested in Gilbertese mythology and looks upon their religious beliefs with interest. Beyond the hilarious and frightening adventure stories, The funny, charming, and self-deprecating adventure story of a young man in the Pacific. He remained there untilafter which he served as Governor of the Seychelles — and of the Windward Islands — She never resumed her nagging of Biribo: Mrgowen rated it really liked it Dec 22, Jamie marked it as to-read Jul 24, All My Puny Sorrows.

Oct 20, Bob Newman rated it it was amazing. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Christopher Morgan marked it as to-read May 22, Dec 30, Sue rated it really liked it. arthr

Wikisource has original works written by or about: Once begun I could not put it down. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Larry rated it liked it Nov 15, At this time duriing the 50s the islands were part of the british empire.


The islands which make up modern Kiribati are so remote that most people in the world are unaware of their existence. There are some real gems here, such as grkmble story in which the author becomes human grmble in an octopus hunt, and another srthur which an island is upended by religious fervor that turns it into a short-lived doomsday cult. The protagonist, Authur Grimble, tells us of a lost time in the South Pacific and leaves me at least, craving for a time machine and a posting with the UK colonial office.

His work is only matched or close to H E Maude.

His adventures dealing with storms, unusual food, native customs, Pacific flora an Arthur Grimble clearly cherished his years spent as a colonial official in the Gilbert and Ellis Islands. The islands and their issues arthue changed in myriads of ways in the century since Arthur Grimble served there.

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