Pil: Ancestral Stories of the Lihir Islands, by Kirsty Gillespie
Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, 2018.
This book is a collection of stories, known as pil, told across the generations by the people of Lihir. Collected between 2008 and 2010, and accompanied by sound recordings, these seven stories encapsulate much of Lihir culture, from mythological beings to everyday life in the islands.
These stories were recorded, transcribed, and translated in collaboration with the Lihir Cultural Heritage Association.
By clicking on each of the below links, you will be able to listen along to each of the stories while reading their texts and translations in the book.