Popular Oceanian Cultural Books

Find cultural books written by authors from Oceania for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (13)

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Indigenous Literatures from Micronesia by Evelyn Flores, Emelihter Kihleng EN

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Country: Oceania / Micronesia flag Micronesia
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For the first time, poetry, short stories, critical and creative essays, chants, and excerpts of plays by Indigenous Micronesian authors have been brought together to form a resounding—and distinctly Micronesian—voice. With over two thousand islands spread across almost three million square miles of the Pacific Ocean, Micronesia and its peoples have too often been rendered invisible and insignificant both in and out of academia. This long-awaited anthology of contemporary indigenous literature will reshape Micronesia’s historical and literary landscape. Presenting over seventy authors and one ... continue

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Indigenous Literatures from Micronesia by Evelyn Flores, Emelihter Kihleng EN

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Country: Oceania / Kiribati flag Kiribati
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For the first time, poetry, short stories, critical and creative essays, chants, and excerpts of plays by Indigenous Micronesian authors have been brought together to form a resounding—and distinctly Micronesian—voice. With over two thousand islands spread across almost three million square miles of the Pacific Ocean, Micronesia and its peoples have too often been rendered invisible and insignificant both in and out of academia. This long-awaited anthology of contemporary indigenous literature will reshape Micronesia’s historical and literary landscape. Presenting over seventy authors and one ... continue

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Indigenous Literatures from Micronesia by Evelyn Flores, Emelihter Kihleng EN

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For the first time, poetry, short stories, critical and creative essays, chants, and excerpts of plays by Indigenous Micronesian authors have been brought together to form a resounding—and distinctly Micronesian—voice. With over two thousand islands spread across almost three million square miles of the Pacific Ocean, Micronesia and its peoples have too often been rendered invisible and insignificant both in and out of academia. This long-awaited anthology of contemporary indigenous literature will reshape Micronesia’s historical and literary landscape. Presenting over seventy authors and one ... continue

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Indigenous Literatures from Micronesia by Evelyn Flores, Emelihter Kihleng EN

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Country: Oceania / Nauru flag Nauru
Description:
For the first time, poetry, short stories, critical and creative essays, chants, and excerpts of plays by Indigenous Micronesian authors have been brought together to form a resounding—and distinctly Micronesian—voice. With over two thousand islands spread across almost three million square miles of the Pacific Ocean, Micronesia and its peoples have too often been rendered invisible and insignificant both in and out of academia. This long-awaited anthology of contemporary indigenous literature will reshape Micronesia’s historical and literary landscape. Presenting over seventy authors and one ... continue

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Kalyana by Rajni Mala Khelawan EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Oceania / Fiji flag Fiji
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A moving story about what it means to be a woman in a society where choices are limited and decisions are difficult. A must read for mothers, and their adult daughters.

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Maiba : A Papuan Novel by Russell Soaba EN

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The only child of the last chief of Makawana village, Maiba struggles to hold her people together in face of the polarizing forces of convention and modernization. Both protective and painfully aware of the weaknesses of her own community, Maiba acquires the wisdom she needs to face the future.

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Potiki by Patricia Grace EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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'Provocative, compassionate and beautiful' - Joy Harjo, US Poet Laureate A moving story of a Maori community's fight for survival, from one of New Zealand's most prominent and celebrated authors On the remote coast of New Zealand, at the curve that binds the land and the sea, a small Maori community live, work, fish, play and tell stories of their ancestors. But something is changing. The prophet child toko can sense it. Men are coming, with dollars and big plans to develop the area for tourism. As their ancestral land becomes threatened, the people must unite in a battle for survival. Weaving... continue

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Sand Talk : How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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Originally published as 'Sand Talk' in Australia in 2019 by The Text Publishing Company.


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The Girl in the Moon Circle by Sia Figiel EN

Rating: 1     1 Vote
Country: Oceania / Samoa flag Samoa
Description:
Western Samoan novel in English.