Cannibals with shocking pink hair? It’s true. Read about it in Fiji: A Novel

Posted: August 15, 2012 in Fiji: A Novel
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Hairstyles amongst the indigenous people of 19th Century Fiji were something to behold, as the following exert from Fiji: A Novel  illustrates

…A big, powerful man, Joeli’s proud bearing and intelligent eyes were clues to his royal bloodlines. Bone earrings hung from his ears and a huge, intricately-carved, whale bone club dangled from a cord around his waist, a dozen human teeth inlaid around its head testament to how many men he’d killed in battle. Most striking, however, was his massive hairstyle. Nearly two feet high and even wider across, it was dyed blue with yellow stripes through it. Earlier treatment with burnt lime juice would ensure it remained stiffened in place for a few more days at least.

Some of Joeli’s warriors wore equally flamboyant hairstyles—many dyed a bright color and some even multi-colored; several sported hairstyles of a geometric shape while the orange-dyed hair atop one proud warrior was all of six feet in circumference. Such weird and wonderful styles could be seen on men throughout Fiji and were worn as a symbol of masculinity and social standing…

Want to read more? Click on the cover (below) of this historical novel and go straight to the Prologue…

Fiji: A Novel

Fiji: A Novel  is available as a Trade Paperback on Createspace and Amazon. It is also available as an ebook via Amazon…

https://www.createspace.com/3671234
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057YCZM0/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0057YCZM0/
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0057YCZM0

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