Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

Exceptional Encounters

Enhanced reality tales from Southeast Asia

"Story-telling alchemy."

— Lesley S. Pullen, art historian at SOAS, University of London

"One of those rare books where fact and fantasy first clash and then merge. Explosively delightful."

— Harry Rolnick, author of Spice Chronicles

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The search for Ali

[caption id="attachment_1600" align="alignnone" width="222"] Borneo lad takes part in momentous discovery; then is totally ignored.[/caption]   Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia  

The Borneo newspapers in 1858 sported a large headline: “Local Borneo lad helps develop theory of evolution.”

The local reporters told how a teen-aged cook from Sarawak named Ali assisted Alfred Russel Wallace on his eight-year adventure in Southeast Asia, culminating in Wallace’s development of the Theory of Natural Selection.

The Borneo newspapers...

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