There are a great many wonderful stories from the Tanimbar Islands. Perhaps the most famous of all these stories is that of Atuf, Tanimbar’s culture hero who speared the sun into a million pieces. This page has has a link to three of my favourite tales.

Shit Baby

A story about a childless couple, and their unexpected, but short-lived, happiness. Read the story here

The Sacred Pool

A tale told to me by a friend in the village of Lorulun, about two young lovers, a talking fish, and the origin of buffalo in the Tanimbar islands. Read the story here

Crab Girl

A particularly beautiful tale translated from the ethnography of Petrus Drabbe. Read the story here