Sebastion Hope Outcasts of the Islands

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Outcasts of the Islands

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A glance at the map of South East Asia reveals more blue than green, more sea than land. By separating the islands of the Malay Archipelago the sea has created diversity; by joining them together it has enabled trade and laid them open to influences from China, India and the Middle East. All Malays were sailors once - their ancestors reached the islands by boat - and the sea holds a central place in the Malay experience and imagination. The Sea Gypsies who still occupy this realm seem to live still in the hidden world of Conrad's tales. They form social co-operative groups, each with its own territory, and move between established anchorages within that range, following the changing currents, seasons and fishing opportunities, and are specialists at exploiting the coral reefs. They have an oral tradition which accounts for their origins with myths of floods and tidal waves. Their hunter-gatherer lifestyle and a belief system that is at root a blend of animism, ancestor worship and sym This text is a tale of travels among South East Asia's Sea Gypsies, scattered groups of semi-nomadic fisher people who occupy the spaces between the islands.

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Sebastian Hope was born in 1964 and had lived in five different homes by the age of seven. He caught his first fish, a trout, before he was three. In 1986, after gaining a degree in English Literature from Bristol University he set off for Pakistan. Arriving on the Caribbean coast of Mexico two years later he decided on the toss of a coin to pursue a career in writing and photography. His travel stories and photographs have appeared in the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, Highlife and both Traveller Magazines, among others.

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