These works go beyond conceiving of Pacific rhetoric's and aesthetics as being always and only in response to a colonising West and/or East. Instead, the authors emphasize the importance of situating their work within indigenous intellectual, political, and cultural traditions and innovations of the Pacific. Taken together, this anthology threads ancestral and contemporary discursive strategies, questions colonial and oppressive representations, and seeks to articulate an empowering decolonized future for all of Oceania.
Representing several island and continental nations, the contributing authors include Albert Wendt, Haunani-Kay Trask, Mililani Trask, Chantal Spitz, Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo?ole Osorio, Flora Devatine, Kalena Silva, Steven Winduo, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Selina Tusitala Marsh, ku?ualoha ho?omanawanui, Craig Santos Perez, Gregory Clark, Chelle Pahinui, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Michael Puleloa, Lisa King, and Steven Gin. Collectively, their words guide us over ocean routes like the great wa?a, va?a, waka, proa, and sakman once navigated by the ancestors of Oceania, now navigated again by their descendants.
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm