Books about the Bosavi people
(in order of year of publication)


The Sorrow of the Lonely and the Burning of the Dancers.
Edward L. Schieffelin. St. Martins Press, 1976.
A study of Bosavi’s gisalo ceremony and of the role of ritual in Bosavi social life.
http://us.macmillan.com/thesorrowofthelonelyandtheburningofthedancers/EdwardSchieffelin 
http://www.amazon.com/The-Sorrow-Lonely-Burning-Dancers/dp/1403966060/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1

 

Sound and Sentiment: Birds, Weeping, Poetics, and Song in Kaluli Expression.
Steven Feld. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982; second edition 1990; third edition Duke University Press, 2012.
A study of how rainforest ecology is deeply connected to the cosmology, poetry and music of the Bosavi people.
http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=49724

 

The Give and Take of Everyday Life: Language Socialization of Kaluli Children.
Bambi B. Schieffelin. Cambridge University Press, 1990; second edition, Fenestra, 2005.
A study of how Bosavi children acquire language in the context of other cultural practices.
http://www.wheatmark.com/search/results/97613552ff42380da4ac78c84fe6c6cb/
http://www.amazon.com/Give-Take-Everyday-Life-Socialization/dp/1587364409/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338332408&sr=1-1

 

Like People You See in a Dream: First Contact in Six Papuan Societies.
Edward L. Schieffelin and Robert Crittenden. Stanford University Press 1991.
A study of first contact in Bosavi and the surrounding Great Papuan Plateau and Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.
http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=3058
http://www.amazon.com/Like-People-You-See-Dream/dp/0804718997/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338332535&sr=1-2

 

Bosavi-English-Tok-Pisin Dictionary.
B Bambi B. Schieffelin and Steven Feld, in collaboration with Ho:ido: Degelo:, Ho:nowo: Degili, Kulu Fuale, Ayasilo Ha:ina, and Da:ina Ha:waba:. Australian National University, Pacific Linguistics C-153, 1998
A trilingual dictionary of the Bosavi language.
http://pacling.anu.edu.au/catalogue/book_pages/C-series/C-153.html
http://www.amazon.com/Bosavi-English-Tok-Pisin-Dictionary-Guinea-Bosabi/dp/B001E08X8G/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338332603&sr=1-11