Niu Voices

Niu Voices Niu Voices Contemporary Pacific Fiction is a collection of poetry short stories and novel extracts by selected Pacific writers edited by Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh lecturer in English at the Univer

  • Title: Niu Voices
  • Author: Huia Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781869692544
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • Niu Voices Contemporary Pacific Fiction 1 is a collection of poetry, short stories and novel extracts by selected Pacific writers, edited by Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh, lecturer in English at the University of Auckland.Niu, the life giving coconut of Pacific nations, has become symbolic of many styles that are growing in Aotearoa New Zealand, but rooted in island soils ThNiu Voices Contemporary Pacific Fiction 1 is a collection of poetry, short stories and novel extracts by selected Pacific writers, edited by Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh, lecturer in English at the University of Auckland.Niu, the life giving coconut of Pacific nations, has become symbolic of many styles that are growing in Aotearoa New Zealand, but rooted in island soils These Pacific influences flavour creativity and strengthen the fibre of Pacific cultures and customs as lived in this new niu context The coconut juice of the works in this collection is deeply infused with local tastes and flavours.From serene island settings to the dusty streets of urban tropics, this collection spans island memories of these descendants of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Hawai i, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna They tell stories of New Zealand homes, of love, relationships and identity.

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    1. "Niu Voices" is a collection of stories that come from 'new' and unpublished writers of the Pacific. The title alone, puts a twist on the word 'niu' whether it mean, coconut, which is its English definition, or 'new' which is its proninciation. Either way, 'Niu Voices' is an amazing anthology comming from writers located within Aotearoa but who are not of Maori descent. Because of that, each writer provides a unique outlook on the idea of Aotearoa being a Pacific diaspora, the struggles they fac [...]

    2. Niu Voices is a great contemporary anthology that highlights themes such as the presence of colonization still seen throughout the Pacific, diaspora migration in and out of Aotearoa, and establishing and reconfirming ones ethnic and cultural identity within a Westernized Oceania. The book includes shorts stories, poems and novel extracts from new artists of various ethnic backgrounds coming out of New Zealand. The book promotes the freedom of expression through creative literature, gives insight [...]

    3. If you're wanting to read contemparorary pasifika fictionthis is the book. With the likes of Selina Tusitala Marsh, Rev Mua Strickson-Pua, Sia Figiel, Daren Kamali, Doug Poole, Karlo Mila and many others. Bringing Pasifika talent to another level. Meeting these writers/artist and getting involved with them this year has sure made the sugar-cane sweeter than ever.Keep an eye out for Book 2!

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