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The Beginning

In December of last year, I joined my extended maternal family on a trip to the motherland – Rotuma❤
Because the journey would take 3 days by boat, I was very hesitant only because I’d never been on a boat for more than 2 hours and the thought of possible sea sickness really did not sit well with me. 368 more words

THROUGH MY EYES: ‘HEROINE OF MY OWN WORLD’ BY LYNN PULOU-ALAIMALO

My frantic schedule as a tina (mother) compels certainty that I am a heroine of my own kind. A heroine of my own world. Not the mother who wakes up to the sound of birds in her garden with violin playing in the background. 630 more words

Pacific Islands

Panning for gold: a real time glimpse into the (neo) colonisation of Papua New Guinea

This is a tale of good ‘ole colonisation in 2016.

Awareness of the colonial, neo colonial, and ‘postcolonial’ practices that lead Indigenous peoples to  “live our daily realities in suffocating spaces forbidding our perspectives, our creativity, and our wisdom” ( 719 more words

Indigenous

PADDLING THE PACIFIC: OCEANIA ACCORDING TO PAUL THEROUX

‘Something about Cook Islanders (there were only 20,000 of them altogether) made them seem special. Even with all the patronage from New Zealand, and their passionate interest in videos, the people remained themselves. 447 more words

Pacific Islands Literature

A personal project on being a young Pasifika trans man underway

International Transgender Day of Visibility is drifting through the Pacific today and Rex Anthony Paget briefly reflects on what greater Māori and Pasifika transgender visibility means for him as a 24-year-old Samoan man pushing the boat out on his transitioning journey in Aotearoa.  261 more words

‘TALES OF THE TIKONGS’ BY EPELI HAU'OFA

‘Tales of the Tikongs’ is a collection of satirical short stories penned by a well-known Fijian/Tongan writer and anthropologist, Epeli Hau’ofa.

Summary

The inhabitants of Tiko, a tiny country located somewhere in the South Pacific, used to lead peaceful and untroubled lives until the first wave of frightening change called D-E-V-E-L-O-P-M-E-N-T appeared on the horizon. 539 more words

Pacific Literature

#WeStandWithFiji - QUTPA Appeal

Our dear Pacific has been hit again with another cyclone.

Communities across Fiji have been devastated by the strongest storm ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. 166 more words