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The Writing In the Walls

My former mentor and dear friend gave a lecture in the Fale Pasifika on ’Ceremonial Space’, in that lecture he said something my mind would dwell on for years. 743 more words

Indigenous

Hook, line and sinker: Engaging Pasifika learners in Secondary Science

As a young boy I used to go fishing with my Dad in the Manukau Harbour. Dad owned a small boat with an 85 horsepower outboard motor. 25 more words

MIND

ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF … MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

‘Princess Hina and the Eel’ by King Kenutu

Who doesn’t know this old folktale? The enduringly popular story can be regarded as a Polynesian equivalent of ‘Romeo & Juliet’. 96 more words

Pacific Literature

ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF … MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

‘Island of Shattered Dreams’ by Chantal T. Spitz

‘Island of Shattered Dreams’, penned by an indigenous Tahitian writer, created a little scandal in French Polynesia. Now, isn’t it the best recommendation? 93 more words

Pacific Literature

ON THE TENTH DAY OF … MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

‘Tales of the South Pacific’ by James A. Michener

When you think of the South Seas genre, you must think of James A. Michener. His ‘Tales of the South Pacific’ – a Pulitzer Prize-winning classic – is a masterpiece every Pasifika lover should read. 107 more words

Pacific Literature

ON THE NINTH DAY OF … MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

‘Where We Once Belonged’ by Sia Figiel

Sia Figiel is one of the most interesting Pacific authors, whose books you just want to read from cover to cover. 97 more words

Pacific Literature

ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF … MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

‘Secret Shopper’ by Tanya Taimanglo

A romance novel always makes a nice gift, especially during Christmastime. And ‘Secret Shopper’ is definitely the best pick in this category! 94 more words

Pacific Literature