Review I must be honest, this book is not an easy read. It is; absolutely and without the slightest doubt. And he was a true master of words. In most parts the author uses quite official, I would even say academic language.
Within this context, the reader feels empowered to engage with the topics, which become accessible and talk story style. Mind you, writing about such intimate part of the human body without crossing the line is quite an art; an impressive achievement.
But you must like this particular kind of literature.
This illustrates that there are many truths and histories, especially when it comes to the Pacific Islands—a place rooted in oral tradition. Who we are we know and need not say for the soul we share came from Vaihi Across the bowl we nod our understanding of the line that is also the cord brought by Tangaloa from above, and the professor does not know.
Within this context, the reader feels empowered to engage with the topics, which become accessible and talk s The beginning half is mainly comprised of essays, and the latter half comprised of fiction and poetry.
Jan 13, Claire rated it it was amazing The beginning half is mainly comprised of essays, and the latter half comprised of fiction and poetry. These fragments definitely lighten the tone of the whole collection, making it slightly less serious and more pleasant to read.
He also gives some ideas that could help not only the countries, but most of all its inhabitants avert the effects of globalization.
This makes the whole compilation very college-like.
So, is this book worthy of your attention? By inviting the reader into the world in which he operates through his own frank reflections, he invites the reader to reflect upon his or her own feelings and experiences—things not usually valued in Western academia.
For that reason, the book could be taken into account as learning material for the students of Oceania. Of course, the compilation has also its funny side. If you do, go for it. Clearly, as an anthology of work, the writings were not originally intended to be put together, and I think the way in which the book is not one coherent work is actually beneficial.We Are the Ocean is a collection of essays, fiction, and poetry by Epeli Hau'ofa, whose writing over the past three decades has consistently challenged prevailing notions about Oceania and.
‘We are the Ocean: Selected Works’ is a collection of narratives written by a famous Fijian/Tongan author and anthropologist, Epeli Hau’ofa, during his long and successful career. Summary The book is a unique compilation of the author’s essays, public lectures, poems. Epeli Hau'ofa has been working at the University of the South Pacific's main campus in Suva, Fiji, where he is the founder and current director of the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, established in /5(1).
OUR SEA Of ISlANDS • Ep£lI HAU'OfA OUR SEA OF ISLANDS1 EPELI HAU'OFA THIS ESSAY RAISES SOME ISSUES OF GREAT IMPORTANCE to our across the ocean from east to west and north to south, under the But if we look at the myths, legends and oral traditions.
We Are the Ocean is a collection of essays, fiction, and poetry by Epeli Hau‘ofa, whose writing over the past three decades has consistently challenged prevailing notions about Oceania and. View Epeli Hauofa The Ocean in Us from FACULTY OF at University of the South Pacific, Fiji. 2 The Ocean in us Epeli Hau'ofa We sweat and cry salt water, so we know that the ocean is really.Download