Small pleasures and large truths in the South Pacific.
The Vanuatu Prime Minister Ham Lini is driven in his black Buick through the grounds of The Port-Vila Anglican Church of Melanesia after a Sunday morning service. Photo by Jesse Marlow.
| by Jon Turk and Jesse Marlow
“Where is your boat?”
“What do you mean? I am sitting in my boat right now.”
“That is not a boat, that is a kenu [canoe] . . . where is your yacht?”
“I don’t have a yacht.”
“Oh. So sorry. Is your yacht draon [drowned]?”
“No. My yacht didn’t sink. This is my only boat. It is called a kayak.”
“Oh . . . You come from wea [where]?”
“Oh. Tumas. Longaway from Port-Vila in too-small boat. You going wea?”
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