Wacana: Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia
Vol 17, No 2 (2016): Stories and storytelling in Indonesia I

Hul Topol - Fall of the Moon A narrative of etiologies from the Bunaq of Lamaknen

Schapper, Antoinette ( University of Cologne in Leiden)

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Publish Date
01 Jul 2016


This article makes a contribution to the documentation of the genre of oral literature known as zapal amongst the Bunaq, a Papuan-speaking group of central Timor. I present an annotated and translated version of the elaborate zapal entitled Hul Topol or Fall of the Moon. Hul Topol is a lengthy, multi-event story which gives etiologies spanning the realms of subsistence, cultural practice and natural order including animal behaviour and appearance.

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Humanities Social Sciences


Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia is a scholarly journal accredited by Decree of the Directorate General of Research Reinforcement and Development, Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia No. 60/E/KPT/2016, 13 November 2016. This journal of ...