Varua Tupu - New Writing from French Polynesia

Author(s): Frank Stewart, Kareva Mateata-Allain and Alexander Daley Mawyer (eds)

Literature | Pacific

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"Varua Tupu: New Writing and Art from French Polynesia" strengthens the ancient ties between Hawai'i and the islands of French Polynesia by translating the voices of an emerging Ma'ohi (Polynesian) literary community into English and show-casing the cultural arts of the region in general. This volume features translations of a variety of locally celebrated genres, including poetry, memoir, and fiction. Though this work is focused on the current moment, it includes fresh translations of poet Henri Hiro, who served as a spark to the tinder of the Tahitian cultural renaissance in the 1960s and 1970s and who continues to inspire the current generation of literary activists.


Product Information

Frank Stewart is the general editor of Manoa. Kareva Mateata-Allain, of Tuamotu, French, and British parent-age, is ABD in Languages and Literature at the University of New Mexico. Alexander Dale Mawyer is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Chicago.

General Fields

  • : 9780824830199
  • : University of Hawai'i Press
  • : University of Hawai'i Press
  • : 0.635
  • : July 2006
  • : 254mm X 178mm X 16mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Frank Stewart, Kareva Mateata-Allain and Alexander Daley Mawyer (eds)
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 200
  • : illustrations