Nuanua (Paperback)

Pacific Writing in English Since 1980 (Talanoa: Contemporary Pacific Literature)

By Albert Wendt (Editor)

University of Hawaii Press, 9780824817312, 416pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1995

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Description

This important anthology of contemporary Pacific writing in English is a successor to Lali, first published in 1980 and widely read and admired. Nuanua, like Lali, edited by distinguished Samoan writer Albert Wendt, shows the growing strength and confidence of Pacific writing in fiction and poetry since 1980. It includes work from new and well-established writers from nine Pacific communities: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Samoa. The legacy of colonialism and the problems of development and political change are among the themes explored.