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The Resource Road no good, Bridget Isichei

Road no good, Bridget Isichei

Label
Road no good
Title
Road no good
Statement of responsibility
Bridget Isichei
Title variation
Road no good
Title variation remainder
an island paradise slowly being devoured by the ocean... A poverty stricken population left behind by time... and a group of women determined to create a future for their children
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What happens when a young New Zealand woman feels the need to escape the online reality that is her life and goes in search of 'real' life experience in poverty-stricken Vanuatu? Bridget Isichei wanted to make a difference in the world; she wanted to help people. However, she didn't know what she was in for when she accepted a two-year volunteer humanitarian post to set up preschools and train women to be teachers in the popular tourist destination of Vanuatu. Instead of cocktails by the sea in a luxury resort, Bridget found herself in Luganville, a shanty town whose inhabitants were still practising black magic and wearing the same fashions bought in by missionary women in the 1800s. Worse was to come. Bridget soon discovered that in Vanuatu's hierarchy women were ranked lower than pigs, and the elevated status of men was seen as God-given. After numerous botched attempts at fulfilling her brief, Bridget decided to enrol the women she was working with in a correspondence teaching course. She hoped the knowledge they gained would help them improve their low status, as well as guarantee their children a better education. She could never have predicted the fierce opposition her plan would face from every corner of the community. The outcry was uproarious: Women should know their place - and know better than to try to improve themselves! Road No Good is a ground-level account of the journey of a group of the world's least fortunate women to become the first educated women on their island and thereby control their own destinies. It is also Bridget's story, as she learns from these women the true art of gratitude, faith and contentment even in the face of unimaginable adversity and loss. This is a true story of hope and heart, and of the resilience and capacity of the human spirit to achieve greatness against the odds
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563409
Cataloging source
ANL
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Isichei, Bridget
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Isichei, Bridget
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Education
  • Volunteers
  • Women with social disabilities
  • Teachers
  • Vanuatu
Target audience
adult
Label
Road no good, Bridget Isichei
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An island paradise slowly being devoured by the ocean... A poverty stricken population left behind by time... and a group of women determined to create a future for their children"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058911634
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925048827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)962357808
Label
Road no good, Bridget Isichei
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An island paradise slowly being devoured by the ocean... A poverty stricken population left behind by time... and a group of women determined to create a future for their children"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058911634
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925048827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)962357808

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