Rascal Rain is the author’s memoir of a year in PNG where she was sent as a volunteer to work for women in Enga province in the Highlands. She landed in the intersection of very old cultures with the very latest in western religion, mining and development philosophies. The opposition of the men in power, the extreme otherness of the culture and the isolation were the difficulties; the beauty and fascination of the place and new friendships found there were the joys.
And then there was the culture of Development, people divided into expats and nationals, the Westerner and the Other.
Rascal Rain was first published in 1994. The new edition includes an Afterword reflecting on issues in the writing and reception of this book.
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New edition with new Afterword published by Local Time Publishing in 2014.
First published by HarperCollins Imprint in 1994. Out Of Print
Local Time Publishing edition ISBN 978-1-304-76962-6
HarperCollins edition 1994 ISBN 0 207 18371 6
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The HarperCollins edition was re-issued by ETT Imprint in 1997 and distributed by Tower Books (Australia) Out Of Print. You might find copies online.
A new paper edition was published by Local Time Publishing. Available from Lulu,, Amazon and other online booksellers.
A new review was published in January 2016. By Cleo Fleming it was headed “Interested in feminism and development in Papua New Guinea? Be prepared for a bumpy ride, but read on”. Read it here: http://devpolicy.org/interested-in-feminism-and-development-in-papua-new-guinea-be-prepared-for-a-bumpy-ride-but-read-on-20160107/#comment-520732