Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Seafood, sate, and spouses—giving and receiving among the Cocos Malays

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NICHOLAS HERRIMAN and MONIKA WINARNITA enter into the spirit of gift-giving among the Cocos Malays. Giving and receiving play a huge role in the life of Australia’s Cocos Malays. This struck home for us when returning from fieldwork in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. After the long, turbulent flight, we collected our luggage and a special […]