Cleo, April 1994

Rascal Rain: a Year in Papua New Guinea

As a member of Australian Volunteers Abroad, Inez Baranay was sent to Papua New Guinea’s most depressing place - the chaotic, violent province of Enga. Within months she went from sipping cappuccino in inner-city Sydney to a culture where brides are bought, rape is commonplace, and women aren’t allowed near men’s food because it’s thought it will make the men weak. Her experiences have resulted in a highly readable account of a world left behind by the 6 o’clock news.

-Cleo, April 1994