Today is Not the Same as Yesterday, and Tomorrow it will be Different Again: Kastom in Ambae, Vanuatu

Jean Tarisesei

I come from the island of Ambae in north Vanuatu, though since 1992 I have lived in Port Vila, the capital, and worked at the Vanuatu Cultural Centre, where I am coordinator of the Women’s Culture Project. In this paper I discuss kastom (‘custom’) in my island, its importance for women, its relationship to Christianity and politics, and the recent upsurge of interest in women’s kastom encouraged by the Women’s Culture Project. My role is to revive, preserve and promote women’s kastom. In my work I travel to many islands, including Ambae:

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Submitted by Toksave
March 25, 2021
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