• $8.99

Publisher Description

Bronze, 2020 Independent Publisher Book Award Best Regional Non-Fiction: Australia / New Zealand / Pacific Rim

Winner of New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards 2019 for non-regional Biography /  Autobiography / Memoir

Winner of Readers' Favorite Awards 2019 in the travel book category

Finding Myself in Borneo is an honest and buoyant chronicle of a young Canadian man's adventures during 1968-70, while teaching secondary school as a CUSO volunteer in Sabah, Malaysia (North Borneo). Travel with Neill McKee on his unique journey through vibrant Asian cultures as he learns the craft of teaching, the Malay language and local customs, and gains many friends in his small community. He climbs the highest peak in Southeast Asia-Mount Kinabalu, has a love affair, and navigates Borneo's backwaters to make his first of many documentary films. McKee travels by freighter to Indonesia, where he discovers the scars of that country's recent genocide, a contrast to his hilarious motorcycle journeys in Sabah with his American Peace Corps buddy. They make a hallucinogenic discovery-North Borneo is, indeed, J. R. R. Tolkien's famed Middle-Earth of The Lord of the Rings! The enterprising duo establish the North Borneo Frodo Society, an organization Tolkien joins. 

McKee's second Sabah sojourn and other return trips offer the reader the opportunity to match the early anecdotes to what in fact happened to the land and people who touched his life, and he theirs.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2019
January 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
260
Pages
PUBLISHER
NBFS Creations LLC
SELLER
Ingram DV LLC
SIZE
18.5
MB

More Books by Neill McKee