We Are the Ocean: Selected Works

Epeli Hauʻofa

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We Are the Ocean: Selected Works

We Are the Ocean Selected Works 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 prescriptio

  • Title: We Are the Ocean: Selected Works
  • Author: Epeli Hauʻofa
  • ISBN: 9780824831738
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 prescriptions for its development He highlights major problems confronted by the region and suggests alternative perspectives and ways in which its people might reorganize to relate effWe 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 prescriptions for its development He highlights major problems confronted by the region and suggests alternative perspectives and ways in which its people might reorganize to relate effectively to the changing world.Hau ofa s essays criss cross Oceania, creating a navigator s star chart of discussion and debate Spurning the arcana of the intellectual establishments where he was schooled, Hau ofa has crafted a distinctive often lyrical, at times angry voice that speaks directly to the people of the region and the general reader He conveys his thoughts from diverse standpoints university based analyst, essayist, satirist and humorist, and practical catalyst for creativity According to Hau ofa, only through creative originality in all fields of endeavor can the people of Oceania hope to strengthen their capacity to engage the forces of globalization Our Sea of Islands, The Ocean in Us, Pasts to Remember, and Our Place Within, all of which are included in this collection, outline some of Hau ofa s ideas for the emergence of a stronger and freer Oceania Throughout he expresses his concern with the environment and suggests that the most important role that the people of the sea can assume is as custodians of the Pacific, the vast area of the world s largest body of water.

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    1. Mike on said:

      The author is a rare breed of a Pacific Islander with a PHD in Anthropology. Compilation of chapters of public lectures, segments of a previous novel written, and other other observations of life in the South Seas. This is my second reading of the book. The issue is: "How do we maintain our culture, way of life and island soul while impacted by the foreign countries that 'hang' over us." Part of the book reads like a college text book. It raises the issue of the islands lack of economic freedom, [...]

    2. Soso Leo on said:

      Very empowering seminal essay from the late Professor Hau'ofa. Definitely a must-read for one & all

    3. Bree Riley on said:

      DNF. Read most of it but the writing was pretty dry & I didn't retain much of what I read.

    4. Claire on said:

      The beginning half is mainly comprised of essays, and the latter half comprised of fiction and poetry. It is conceivable that Hau`ofa’s highly personal style is strategic. 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. Within this context, the reader feels empowered to engage with the topics, which become accessible and ta [...]

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