I heard this Kwoma story from Robin Chiphowka Kowspi and Roni Agatoak Kowspi – Wani Clan, with the completion from Jakson Yangas Vikapa and Albert Vikapa – Hemkwa Clan, Ambunti, Middle Sepik 2015.
This story connects the Wani, Hemkwa, Muruk and Gusem clans of Kwoma people.
Makapasapa’s story goes like this.
He looks weak, filing bad, and his skin is sore. All-day long he stays home and doesn’t work. When his two wives are going out for food, they ask him to go together. Ooh, look at my body, I don’t feel good today…
They go into the forest to find food, tie the fishnets, look for greens, they do all the work. He is just staying to sleep.
Once they are out, Makapasapa wakes up, removes the bad skin, and follows them. He catches one wife, has sex with her, and then rushes back home. While his wives are still in the forest, he puts on the bad skin and goes to bed.
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