Back in campus when I was studying for my undergraduate there is a book we had to read for one of the courses – Peace Child by a missionary Don Richardson. The book is one fascinating read, I tell you. It spells more like a high energy fictitious Hollywood drama; only thing is its real.
Peace child is a book about a Christian couple Don and Carol Richardson’s missionary work among the Sawi people of New Guinea. The Sawi people had changed little in over one thousand years. They were untouched by outside forces and their language was unknown. Their daily chores were routine. Half of their babies died before reaching childhood. Death was frequent among them due to diseases and wars. They idealized treachery as part of their view of life that is forming friendships with the express purpose of later betraying the befriended one to be killed and eaten. They called it “ fattening with friendship for slaughter”.