Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Entries Tagged as 'Samoa'

First, Do No Harm

April 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on First, Do No Harm

While we’re sensitive to the fact that millions of people trust folk cures more than modern remedies, stories like this one make us question whether shamanism deserves to survive in the post-antibiotics age: A couple in Samoa ,who perform traditional healing, have been found guilty of causing actual bodily harm, but had charges of manslaughter […]


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Alone in Samoa

April 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Microkhan has often wondered what happens to criminals who, upon completing their prison sentences, are deported to their countries of origin—countries they may well have left when they were just a few days old. A New Zealand broadcaster caught up with one such deportee in Samoa, who says that the experience is (to say the […]


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