The Malady of Papua
Monday, 12 February 2018
Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk. "The important thing is to feel full," said the 45-year-old woman to Tempo, while carrying her emaciated-looking two-year-old...
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