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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Fascinating true tales from the Gilbert Islands during the ‘s, definitely worth a read. Grimble writes of his experience living in the Gilbert Islands. Simon Hollway rated it really liked it Jan 11, Lists with This Book. The title should arhhur at least 4 characters long. He argued with dogmatic French priests, ran across a few of the classic European “island characters”, and suffered from dysentery. Brian Fitzsimmons marked it as to-read Mar 08, The islands and their issues have changed in myriads of ways in the century since Arthur Grimble served there.

Long out of print it deserves to be more widely known.

Mariteeta Neemia rated it really liked it Dec 12, You submitted the following rating and review. He wrote about the islands and their people in an entertaining and self-deprecating way. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Aug 04, Daniel Foster rated it it was amazing. In Arthur Grimble went to grikble Gilbert and Ellice islands as a cadet in arthhr colonial service a junior administrative officerbecoming a District Officer inbased on Tawara and then Abemama and Beru.


But unlike the stereotype of a pukka sahib, the aloof colonial officer, Arthur Grimble developed a love of the islands and their people. Ratings and Reviews 0 4 star ratings 0 reviews.

A charming book which gives an insight into island life on the Gilbert islands. Interesting but of its time with some memorable events in the live of Colonial governorship of the Gilbert and Ellis Islands.

Grimble, Arthur 1888-1956

Please review your cart. I wonder what he would make of those changes. Go Set a Watchman. Wendy added it Jun 18, I doubt many colonial officers were offered adoption into a local tribe, much less proved themselves by memorizing lineages and submitting to painful tattooing. Grimble opines that this was ggimble right decision because it created so much fertilizer for farms in other countries, and that the British administrators were commendable because they set aside money for the resettlement of the locals on another island once their own was destroyed.

Here, quite arthjr, lie other worlds. Keith rated it really liked it Jul 20, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. I had never seen an article in the news about Kiribati until a few days ago see link below. His lucid and witty style makes this book unforgettable after almost half a century! I read this for my O Level English Lit exam at school. Lists with This Book.

Mar 18, Erinn rated it really liked it. NowI suppose this book could be appropriately shelved as anthropology although it was not written with that purpose. Recommended to Ariel-lionel by: A Pattern of Islands is a rich and complex cultural history of the dances and legends, rituals, spells and way of life of the islands. Grimble devoted much of his spare time in the Gilberts to collecting the myths, legends and oral traditions of the local people.


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Sep 14, Tim Newey rated it gribmle not like it. Tebiria Kabiriera rated it really liked it Dec 23, After retiring and moving to Britain inhe became a writer and broadcaster.

But that is another story. Describing their ways – recounting his adoption into the Sun Clan, he has given us a popular classic. His various stories cover a wide range of topics.

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Mightier Than the Sword. Literary career [ edit ] After retiring and moving to Britain inhe became a writer and broadcaster. Arthur Grimble paints a picture of a society and way of life that is now all but gone. His sympathy and understanding of the Gilbert’s culture and myths shows the best of the colonial administration. 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.