Category : Fiction
Editor : University of Hawaii Press
ISBN : 0824815947
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 108
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In this lively satire of contemporary South Pacific life, we meet a familiar cast of characters: multinational experts, religious fanatics, con men, "simple" villagers, corrupt politicians. In writing about this tiny world of flawed personalities, Hau‘ofa displays his wit and range of comic resource, amply exercising what one reviewer called his “gift of seeing absurdity clearly."

Category : Fiction
Editor : University of Hawaii Press
ISBN : 0824816854
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In the best Rabelaisian tradition, this brilliant satire weaves a tale of improbabilities around the seat of the last great taboo. Oilei Bomboki wakes one morning with an excruciating pain that sends him anxiously searching for a cure. Unsuccessful treatments at the hands of various healers and doctors, culminating in a bizarre operation, lead the desperate Oilei to seek the help of Babu Vivekanand--sage, yogi, and conman. Through Babu's teachings, Oilei learns to love and respect the source of his own complaint. By turns savage and absurdly comic, this brilliant satire allows Hau'ofa to comment on aspects of life in a small Pacific community perched precariously between traditional and modern ways.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Huia Publishers
ISBN : 1869692543
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 236
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This collection offers short stories, extracts from novels and poems written by authors from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Hawai'i and New Zealand. Many draw inspiration from indigenous oral traditions, while others use the techniques of oral storytelling and recitation.

Category : Poetry
Editor : University of Hawaii Press
ISBN : 9780824865542
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 217
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We Are the Ocean is a collection of essays, fiction, and poetry by Epeli Hau‘ofa, whose writing over the past three decades has consistently challenged prevailing notions about Oceania and prescriptions for its development. He highlights major problems confronted by the region and suggests alternative perspectives and ways in which its people might reorganize to relate effectively to the changing world. Hau‘ofa’s essays criss-cross Oceania, creating a navigator’s star chart of discussion and debate. Spurning the arcana of the intellectual establishments where he was schooled, Hau‘ofa has crafted a distinctive—often lyrical, at times angry—voice that speaks directly to the people of the region and the general reader. He conveys his thoughts from diverse standpoints: university-based analyst, essayist, satirist and humorist, and practical catalyst for creativity. According to Hau‘ofa, only through creative originality in all fields of endeavor can the people of Oceania hope to strengthen their capacity to engage the forces of globalization. “Our Sea of Islands,” “The Ocean in Us,” “Pasts to Remember,” and “Our Place Within,” all of which are included in this collection, outline some of Hau‘ofa’s ideas for the emergence of a stronger and freer Oceania. Throughout he expresses his concern with the environment and suggests that the most important role that the “people of the sea” can assume is as custodians of the Pacific, the vast area of the world’s largest body of water.

Category : Travel
Editor : David Stanley
ISBN : 1566914116
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Travelers will find the best of the South Pacific in this guidebook that provides in-depth coverage of outdoor recreation. Complete with helpful maps, photographs and illustrations, as well as useful advice on food, entertainment, and money, this guidebook offers the tools travelers need for a uniquely personal experience.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Huia Publishers
ISBN : 9781869694630
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In The Smell of the Moon American Samoan novelist Mark Kneubuhl tests the sparkling waters of making bold life changes and he jumps into the deep end of the blue Pacific Ocean. If you've ever flirted with the idea of chucking it all in for the good life then you'll enjoy this whimsical, satirical and wise take on trading it all in for a slice of paradise.

Category : Fiction
Editor : University of Hawaii Press
ISBN : 0824817966
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 228
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Originally published in 1973, this story of star-crossed lovers spotlights the complex nature of love, freedom, and racism in New Zealand. Samoan writer Albert Wendt's first novel, Sons for the Return Home, has long been out of print. Yet, readers continue to respond to the clarity of vision in this simple, powerful story of cross-cultural encounter.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
ISBN : 9781742288161
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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There is conflict in the whanau. The young man Te Rua holds a secret for life, the one to die with . But he realises that if he is to acknowledge and claim his daughter, the secret will have to be told. The Sisters are threatening to drag the whanau through the courts. But why? What is really going on? Meanwhile, wider events are encroaching. Visitors will arrive in numbers to this East Coast site, wanting to be among the first in the world to see the new millennium. There are plans to be put into action, there's money to be made, and there's high drama as the millennium turns . . . Like Potiki before it, Dogside Story is set in a rural Maori coastal community. The power of the land and the strength of the whanau are life-preserving forces. This rich and vivid novel, threaded with humour, presents a powerful picture of Maori in modern times. Also available as an eBook

Category : Reference
Editor : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN : 0313334412
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Category : Literary Criticism
Editor : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN : 031329173X
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Oceania has a rich and growing literary tradition. The imaginative literature that emerged in the 1960s often reflected the forms and structures of European literature, though the ideas expressed were typically anticolonial. After three decades, the literature of Oceania has become much more complex, in terms of styles and voices. While the written literature of Oceania is continuously gaining more critical attention, questions about the imposition of European literary standards and values as a further extension of colonialism in the Pacific have become a central issue.