Postcolonial Pacific Writing: Representations of the Body

Postcolonial Pacific Writing: Representations of the Body

by Michelle Keown

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415299572
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/21/2005
Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Michelle Keown is Lecturer in Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Stirling. She has published widely on Maori and Pacific writing.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Postcolonial dystopias: race, allegory and the Polynesian body in the writing of Albert Wendt

3. 'Gauguin is dead': Sia Figiel and the Polynesian female body

4. Purifying the abject body: satire and scatology in Epeli Hau'ofa's Kisses in the Nederends

5. Alistair Te Ariki Campbell: mental illness and postcoloniality

6. Remoulding the body politic: Keri Hulme's The Bone People

7. Disease, colonialism and the national 'body': Witi Ihimaera's The Dream Swimmer

8. Language and the corporeal: Patricia Grace's Baby No-Eyes

9. The narcissistic body: Alan Duff's Once Were Warriors

10. Conclusion: reinscribing the Polynesian body

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