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Author Hauʻofa, Epeli.

Title We are the ocean : selected works / Epeli Hauofa
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 188 pages) : illustrations
Contents Rethinking -- Anthropology and Pacific Islanders -- The new South Pacific society: integration and independence -- Reflecting -- Our sea of island -- The ocean in us -- Pasts to remember -- Our place within: foundations for a creative Oceania -- Creating -- The writer as an outsider -- The glorious Pacific way -- The Tuktuks (excerpt from Kisses in the Nederends) -- Oilei and Babu (excerpt from Kisses in the Nederends) -- Epeli Hau'ofa interviewed by Subramani -- Revisiting -- The kingdom come: the democratisation of Aristocratic Tonga -- His Majesty King Tāufa'āhau Tupou IV: an appreciation -- Blood in the Kava Bowl
Summary "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."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Oceania.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007036652
ISBN 0824865545 (electronic bk.)
1435666682 (electronic bk.)
9780824865542 (electronic bk.)
9781435666689 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)