"Varua Tupu: New Writing and Art from French Polynesia" strengthens the ancient ties between Hawai'i and the islands of French Polynesia by translating the voices of an emerging Ma'ohi (Polynesian) literary community into English and show-casing the cultural arts of the region in general. This volume features translations of a variety of locally celebrated genres, including poetry, memoir, and fiction. Though this work is focused on the current moment, it includes fresh translations of poet Henri Hiro, who served as a spark to the tinder of the Tahitian cultural renaissance in the 1960s and 1970s and who continues to inspire the current generation of literary activists.
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press ISBN: 9780824830199 Number of pages: 200 Weight: 635 g Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 16 mm
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