Kisses in the Nederends
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Kisses in the Nederends

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By turns savage and absurdly comic, this brilliant satire allows Hau'ofa to comment on aspects of life in a small Pacific community perched precariously between traditional and modern ways.
Paperback, 175 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by University of Hawaii Press (first published November 3rd 1987)
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Epeli Hau'ofa was born in 1939 to Tongan parents working as Christian missionaries in Papua New Guinea. He served for some years as a personal secretary to the King of Tonga. He had a PhD in Anthropology, and was a major public intellectual and writer from Polynesia (AKA the South Pacific), or, as he preferred to call it, Oceania. He wrote some poetry, this novel, a collection of satirical short stories about a small fictional island country in Oceania called Tales of the Tikongs, several works...more
A bizarre, confusing and uncomfortable allegory on Pacific Island history.
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Hauʻofa was born of Tongan missionary parents working in Papua New Guinea. At his death, he was a citizen of Fiji, living in Suva. He attended school in Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Fiji (Lelean Memorial School), and later attended the University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales; McGill University, Montreal; and the Australian National University, Canberra, where he gained a Ph.D. in soci...more
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