Popular Oceanian Political Books

Find political books written by authors from Oceania for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (7)

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Atoll Politics : The Republic of Kiribati by Howard Van Trease EN

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Country: Oceania / Kiribati flag Kiribati
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Edited by Howard Van Trease, but including Kiribati authors.

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Australia Day by Stan Grant EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away. There are the hard questions we ask of ourselves on Australia Day. Since publishing his critically acclaimed, Walkley Award-winning, bestselling memoir Talking to My Country in early 2016, Stan Grant has been crossing the country, talking to huge crowds everywhere about how racism is at the heart of our history and the Australian dream. But Stan knows this is not where the story ends. In this book, Australia Day, his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country, Stan talks about... continue


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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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Rabbit-Proof Fence : The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of All Time by Doris Pilkington EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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Following an Australian government edict in 1931, black aboriginal children and children of mixed marriages were gathered up and taken to settlements to be institutionally assimilated. In Rabbit-Proof Fence, award-wining author Doris Pilkington traces the story of her mother, Molly, one of three young girls uprooted from their community in Southwestern Australia and taken to the Moore River Native Settlement. There, Molly and her relatives Gracie and Daisy were forbidden to speak their native language, forced to abandon their heritage, and taught to be culturally white. After regular stays in ... continue

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See What You Made Me Do : Power, Control and Domestic Violence by Jess Hill EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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Domestic abuse is a national emergency- one in four Australian women has experienced violence from a man she was intimate with. But too often we ask the wrong question- why didn't she leave? We should be asking- why did he do it? Investigative journalist Jess Hill puts perpetrators - and the systems that enable them - in the spotlight. See What You Made Me Do is a deep dive into the abuse so many women and children experience - abuse that is often reinforced by the justice system they trust to protect them. Critically, it shows that we can drastically reduce domestic violence - not in generati... continue