Contextualizing Wantok System

Contextualizing Wantok as a Socio-economic and Political Network Post-independent Melanesian governments are faced with challenges to govern countries that are made up of distinct wantok communities with diverse values and…

Describing Wantok System

Abstract Understanding the wantok system as a socio-economic and political network in the Western Pacific is critical to understanding Melanesian societies and political behavior in the context of the modern…

Understanding Wantok System

Historical Roots of Wantoks To understand wantoks as an essential network, it is necessary to understand how local communities organize themselves and how local kastoms are employed in intra and…

Wantok System

- The Face of Melanesia-hood

We invoke God by inviting as many Melanesians as possible to fast on regular basis: Fridays and Saturdays every week, and fast on other important days such as Christmas, Passover,…