Yesterday I picked up a copy of the book Maori, The Crisis and the Challenge by Alan Duff. He’s the author of Once Were Warriors.
According to Alan, many of the problems of the Maori stem from the fact that they come from an oral culture. The didn’t write things down. As a result, they never learned to ask questions, challenge tradition or treat knowledge as the property of all.
That fascinates me. I’m going to enjoy reading the book.
In other news, I’ll go on now to listen to a 30-min video for children that introduces the Arabic alphabet.
Today: J3 G1
Total: J303 D146 G52 P37 F26 Sp21 A6 Da1 R1