Against the warnings of rape and brutality towards women, a "primitive" lifestyle and fighting between political factions, Inez Baranay went to Enga, a province of Papua New Guinea barely aware of the outside world, as the Women's Provincial Officer for the Women's Council. Her enthusiasm and motivation quickly endeared her to many locals, and challenges others threatened by her calls for social and bureaucratic reform. This book provides a personal insight into the culture and people of Papua New Guinea, and an understanding of the political turmoil from a local perspective. It is also a portrait of a woman who learns to adjust to a society unfamiliar with concepts such as running water and privacy - let alone women's rights - a writer who comes to genuinely respect the cultural differences between Australia and Papua New Guinea. Inez Baranay is the author of "Between Careers", "The Saddest Pleasure", "Pagan" and "The Edge of Bali".