Edited and with an introduction by Alison Jones, Phyllis Herda and Tamasailau M. Suaali
The South Pacific has long represented the possibilities of a pure space, outside the ambivalences of a 'developed' world. But the indigenous women of this region often speak of the bitter sweetness of their experiences. Pacific women's multiple engagements with work and with sovereignty politics, as well as with their portrayal in film, poetry and tourism, are at the heart of this book. The contributors address the interesting, ongoing questions of representation and identity, as well as their place in the shifting politics of the contemporary Pacific.
In this volume, Māori, Samoan, Samoan/Tuvaluan, Pālagi, and Tongan authors 'write down' the complex, bitter sweet politics of women's lives and struggles in the Pacific. Contributors are: Jacqui Sutton Beets, D. Helene Connor, Te Kawehau Clea Hoskins, Jacqueline Leckie, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Tamasailau M. Suaalii, Lonise Tanielu, Konai Helu Thaman, AnneMarie Tupuola, and Judith van Tright.
Paperback, 159 pp, ISBN 9781877133879
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