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Tales of the Tikongs

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Tiko, a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean, faces a tidal wave of D-E-V-E-L-O-P-M-E-N-T, which threatens to demolish ancestral ways and the human spirit. From Sione, who prefers to play cards with his secretary during work hours, to Ole Pasifikiwei, who masters the twists and turns of international funding games, all of the characters in these pages are seasoned surfers, capable of riding the biggest wave to shore. These are not stories of fatal impact so much as upbeat tales of indigenous responses to cultural and...
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Overview

Tiko, a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean, faces a tidal wave of D-E-V-E-L-O-P-M-E-N-T, which threatens to demolish ancestral ways and the human spirit. From Sione, who prefers to play cards with his secretary during work hours, to Ole Pasifikiwei, who masters the twists and turns of international funding games, all of the characters in these pages are seasoned surfers, capable of riding the biggest wave to shore. These are not stories of fatal impact so much as upbeat tales of indigenous responses to cultural and economic imperialism. Epeli Hauofa uses devices derived from oral storytelling to create a South Pacific voice that is lucid, hilarious, and compassionate in a work that has long been regarded as a milestone in Pacific literature.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824815943
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Series: Talanoa Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 93
  • Sales rank: 793,857
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Note
The Seventh and Other Days 1
The Winding Road to Heaven 7
Old Wine in New Bottles 11
The Tower of Babel 18
A Pilgrim's Progress 27
The Wages of Sin 35
Paths to Glory 43
The Second Coming 48
The Big Bullshit 57
Blessed Are the Meek 68
Bopeep's Bells 75
The Glorious Pacific Way 83
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