Title: Road No Good
Authors: Isichei, Bridget
Genre: Non Fiction: New Zealand
Pages: 242
Year: 2017
Publisher: Finch Publishing
Language: English
Description: When Bridget Isichei up sticks and relocates to Luganville on the Vanuatu island of Espiritu Santo, one of the obvious contrasts to her white middle-class life, is her new street address - not the familiar Smith Street or Jones Lane, but 'Road No Good', the first of many interesting differences she was to face during her two-year stay. Having accepted a New Zealand Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) assignment to teach pre-school teachers, Bridget finds herself immersed in a society that simultaneously practises black magic and a Christian faith and ranks pigs higher than women - something she and the women she is to teach, are determined will not be a barrier to their education.

Written with sensitivity and respect, this is an inspiring story of friendship, of the power of education, and the realisation that none of us have all the answers.
Categories: Non Fiction - New Zealand, Biography, Community, Contemporary, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Feminism, Gender Issues, Grief/loss, Human Rights, Morals/Ethics, Travel, 2019 Titles


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