Oceanic Diplomacy: Popo and Supu Diplomacy in the Modern State of Solomon Islands
This In Brief is part of a miniseries on Oceanic diplomacy introduced in In Brief 2021/23. This paper looks at the longstanding and effective diplomatic system that has existed between Guadalcanal tribes, clans and individuals that we might call the popo and supu1 system. At its core are food exchanges, feasting and presentation of valuables through crafted popo (a wooden bowl filled and decorated with cooked food) or supu (a heap of uncooked food and live pigs) with reciprocal protocols that...[Show more]
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