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Finding myself in Borneo: sojourns in Sabah

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2019
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Finding Myself in Borneo chronicles with good humor a young man's adventures while teaching secondary school as a Canadian CUSO volunteer in Sabah, Malaysia (North Borneo), 1968-70. McKee learns the craft of teaching, the Malay language, local customs, and gains many friends in his small community. He "bonds with Borneo" by climbing the highest mountain in Southeast Asia and having a love affair. He navigates Borneo's backwaters to make his first documentary film and takes a freighter to Indonesia where he discovers the scars of the country's recent genocide-a contrast to his hilarious motorcycle journeys 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 has a maturing second Sabah sojourn (1973-74) while supervising the volunteer program but happily resumes a career in filmmaking. In 1987, he witnesses and films Borneo's devastating deforestation and resolves never to go back. But in 2006, he returns, reuniting with his former students, now all accomplished adults.
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