By Michelle Keown
the 1st e-book of its style, Pacific Islands Writing bargains a broad-ranging creation to the postcolonial literatures of the Pacific area. Drawing upon metaphors of oceanic voyaging, Michelle Keown takes the reader on a discursive trip via numerous literary and cultural contexts within the Pacific, exploring the Indigenous literatures of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, and likewise investigating more than a few eu or Western writing concerning the Pacific, from the journey fictions of Herman Melville, R. L. Stevenson, and Jack London to the P:akeh:a ecu) settler literatures of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The ebook explores the relevance of 'international' postcolonial theoretical paradigms to a analyzing of Pacific literatures, however it additionally deals a region-specific research of key authors and texts, drawing upon Indigenous Pacific literary theories, and sketching in the various key socio-historical trajectories that experience inflected Pacific writing. Well-established Indigenous Pacific authors equivalent to Albert Wendt, Witi Ihimaera, Alan Duff, and Patricia Grace are thought of along rising writers similar to Sia Figiel, Caroline Sinavaiana-Gabbard, and Dan Taulapapa McMullin. The ebook focuses essentially upon Pacific literature in English - the language utilized by the vast majority of Pacific writers - but in addition breaks new flooring in interpreting the turning out to be corpus of francophone and hispanophone writing in French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Easter Island/Rapa Nui.
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Pacific Islands Writing: The Postcolonial Literatures of Aotearoa/New Zealand and Oceania (Oxford Studies in Postcolonial Literatures) by Michelle Keown