The teaching of Tokunupei
The teaching of Tokunupei. In J. Kommers, & E. Venbrux (Eds.
), Cultural styles of knowledge transmission: Essays in honour of Ad Borsboom
(pp. 139-144). Amsterdam: Aksant.
The paper describes how the documentation of a popular song of the adolescents of Tauwema in 1982 lead to the collection of the myth of Imdeduya and Yolina, one of the most important myths of the Trobriand Islands. When I returned to my fieldsite in 1989 Tokunupei, one of my best consultants in Tauwema, remembered my interest in the myth and provided me with further information on this topic. Tokunupei's teachings open up an important access to Trobriand eschatology.