Stories from the Kelabit Highlands: Folklore, Myths and Legends from the Kelabit tribe of Borneo
Welcome to a fascinating world of fantastical and mystical adventure - where heroes go off on headhunting raids for the sake of fame and glory; ravenous giants roam at large but are easily outwitted; a beautiful moon princess visits the earth and overstays; a longhouse turns to stone in the midst of an uproarious party; and replete with stories of a dragon slayer, tribal heroes and warriors such as Agan Tadun and Tuked Rini, and many more.
Drawn from the fast-fading genetic memories of folklorists and storykeepers of the Kelabit tribe in the heartland of Borneo, these tales have outlived generations. Affectionately retold, these are today, still as entertaining and magical as when they were first recalled hundreds of years ago.
Stories from the Kelabit Highlands is truly a labour of love - a hand-picked collection of folklore, myths and legends, painstakingly gathered from the rugged Kelabit Highlands of Sarawak in Borneo. These tales represent only a tiny component of what was once a vast treasure trove of oral literature and is conscientiously translated into English to reach a wider audience.
Year published: 2021
Imprint: Wildman Communications
Product weight: 540g