Download PDF The Circle & the Spiral by Eva Rask Knudsen and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2004 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Aboriginal and Māori literature, the circle and the spiral are the symbolic metaphors for a never-ending journey of discovery and rediscovery. The journey itself, with its indigenous perspectives and sense of orientation, is the most significant act of cultural recuperation. The present study outlines the fields of indigenous writing in Australia and New Zealand in the crucial period between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s - particularly eventful years in which postcolonial theory attempted to 'centre the margins' and indigenous writers were keen to escape the particular centering offered in search of other positions more in tune with their creative sensibilities. Indigenous writing relinquished its narrative preference for social realism in favour of traversing old territory in new spiritual ways; roots converted into routes. Standard postcolonial readings of indigenous texts often overwrite the 'difference' they seek to locate because critical orthodoxy predetermines what 'difference' can be. Critical evaluations still tend to eclipse the ontological grounds of Aboriginal and Māori traditions and specific ways of moving through and behaving in cultural landscapes and social contexts. Hence the corrective applied in Circles and Spirals - to look for locally and culturally specific tracks and traces that lead in other directions than those catalogued by postcolonial convention. This agenda is pursued by means of searching enquiries into the historical, anthropological, political and cultural determinants of the present state of Aboriginal and Māori writing (principally fiction). Independent yet interrelated exemplary analyses of works by Keri Hulme and Patricia Grace and Mudrooroo and Sam Watson (Australia) provided the 'thick description' that illuminates the author's central theses, with comparative side-glances at Witi Ihimaera, Heretaunga Pat Baker and Alan Duff (New Zealand) and Archie Weller and Sally Morgan (Australia).
Download PDF Uncommon Wealths in Postcolonial Fiction by Helga Ramsey-Kurz and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-11-01 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays collected in Uncommon Wealths in Postcolonial Fiction “follow the money” to illuminate literature’s keen awareness of the multiple and often conflicting meanings of wealth and commons in formerly colonized spaces.
Download PDF Postcolonial Tourism by Anthony Carrigan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-02 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Carrigan here examines the aesthetic portrayal of tourism in postcolonial literatures. Looking at the cultural and ecological effects of mass tourism development in states that are still grappling with the legacies of 'western' colonialism, he argues that postcolonial writers provide blueprints toward sustainable tourism futures.
Download PDF From Silence to Voice by Paola Della Valle and published by Oratia Media Ltd. This book was released on 2010 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first comprehensive history of how Maori have emerged from the silence of depictions by European writers to claim their own literary voice, with a focus on Patricia Grace and Witi Ihimaera
Download PDF This is the Canon by Joan Anim-Addo and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-10-28 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A vital and timely introduction to some of the best books I've ever read. Perfectly curated and filled with brilliant literature' Nikesh Shukla 'The ultimate introduction to post-colonial literature for those who want to understand the classics and the pioneers in this exciting area of books' Symeon Brown These are the books you should read. This is the canon. Joan Anim-Addo, Deirdre Osborne and Kadija Sesay have curated a decolonized reading list that celebrates the wide and diverse experiences of people from around the world, of all backgrounds and all races. It disrupts the all-too-often white-dominated 'required reading' collections that have become the accepted norm and highlights powerful voices and cultural perspectives that demand a place on our shelves. From literary giants such as Toni Morrison and Chinua Achebe to less well known (but equally vital) writers such as Caribbean novelist Earl Lovelace or Indigenous Australian author Tony Birch, the novels recommended here are in turn haunting and lyrical; innovative and inspiring; edgy and poignant. The power of great fiction is that readers have the opportunity to discover new worlds and encounter other beliefs and opinions. This is the Canon offers a rich and multifaceted perspective on our past, present and future which deserves to be read by all bibliophiles - whether they are book club members or solitary readers, self-educators or teachers.
Download PDF Postcolonial Literatures in Context by Julie Mullaney and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2010-04-15 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents an introduction to key issues involved in the study of postcolonial literature including diasporas, postcolonial nationalisms, indigenous identities and politics and globalization. This book also contains a chapter on afterlives and adaptations that explores a range of wider cultural texts including film, non-fiction and art.
Author :Patricia Grace Publisher :Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited Release Date :2001-09-14 ISBN :9781742288161 Pages :312 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (816 download)
Download PDF Dogside Story by Patricia Grace and published by Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited. This book was released on 2001-09-14 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is conflict in the whanau. The young man Te Rua holds a secret for life, the one to die with . But he realises that if he is to acknowledge and claim his daughter, the secret will have to be told. The Sisters are threatening to drag the whanau through the courts. But why? What is really going on? Meanwhile, wider events are encroaching. Visitors will arrive in numbers to this East Coast site, wanting to be among the first in the world to see the new millennium. There are plans to be put into action, there's money to be made, and there's high drama as the millennium turns . . . Like Potiki before it, Dogside Story is set in a rural Maori coastal community. The power of the land and the strength of the whanau are life-preserving forces. This rich and vivid novel, threaded with humour, presents a powerful picture of Maori in modern times. Also available as an eBook
Download PDF A History of New Zealand Literature by Mark Williams and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-19 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A History of New Zealand Literature traces the genealogy of New Zealand literature from its first imaginings by Europeans in the eighteenth century. Beginning with a comprehensive introduction that charts the growth of, and challenges to, a nationalist literary tradition, the essays in this History illuminate the cultural and political intricacies of New Zealand literature, surveying the multilayered verse, fiction and drama of such diverse writers as Katherine Mansfield, Allen Curnow, Frank Sargeson, Janet Frame, Keri Hulme, Witi Ihimaera and Patricia Grace. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History devotes special attention to the lasting significance of colonialism, biculturalism and multiculturalism in New Zealand literature. A History of New Zealand Literature is of pivotal importance to the development of New Zealand writing and will serve as an invaluable reference for specialists and students alike.
Download PDF Neoliberalism and Cultural Transition in New Zealand Literature, 1984-2008 by Jennifer Lawn and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2015-11-25 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through the lens of New Zealand fiction, Neoliberalism and Cultural Transition in New Zealand Literature, 1984-2008 examines how the reprise of market-based economics has impacted cultural life in a decolonizing nation. Reading novels by Alan Duff, Patricia Grace, Witi Ihimaera, Maurice Gee, Eleanor Catton and other politically-engaged writers, Lawn argues that the terms of neoliberal choice, competition and self-determination, have proven both culturally affirmative and socially corrosive, reconfiguring the potentialities of collective life in an era of rapid reform.
Author :Patricia Grace Publisher :Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited Release Date :2021-05-04 ISBN :9780143775621 Pages :304 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (562 download)
Download PDF From the Centre by Patricia Grace and published by Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited. This book was released on 2021-05-04 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘We live by the sea, which hems and stitches the scalloped edges of the land.’ Renowned writer Patricia Grace begins her remarkable memoirs beside her beloved Hongoeka Bay. It is the place she has returned to throughout her life, and fought for, one of many battles she has faced: ‘It was when I first went to school that I found out that I was a Maori girl . . . I found that being different meant that I could be blamed . . .’ As she shows, her experiences — good and bad, joyous and insightful — have fuelled what became a focus of her life: ‘I had made up my mind that writing was something I would always do.’
Download PDF The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel by Ato Quayson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion provides an engaging account of the postcolonial novel, from Joseph Conrad to Jean Rhys. Covering subjects from disability and diaspora to the sublime and the city, this Companion reveals the myriad traditions that have shaped the postcolonial literary landscape.
Download PDF Stories on the Four Winds by Patricia Grace and published by Huia Publishers. This book was released on 2016-11-30 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection brings together twenty short stories from eighteen of New Zealand’s accomplished writers. They explore the dark and dangerous milieu of our comfortable existence. There is humour, tenderness, surprise, anger, sorrow and abject desperation in these stories from the four winds.
Download PDF Antipodean Childhoods by Helga Ramsey-Kurz and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-05-15 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though obvious, the productiveness of combining the three concepts of childhood, otherness and the postcolonial has not inspired much academic inquiry so far. The essays assembled in this book make up for this omission and address aspects of growing up in Australia and New Zealand from various angles. They base their argument on the premise that, whether in settler, migrant or indigenous communities, children tend to be ascribed a space of their own, mostly outside but never independent of that of adults. How adults configure this space both practically and imaginatively, for instance in the arts, in adult and children’s literature, in film and photography, or in historical documents, is one of the questions answered in the process. How these configurations have developed with time and under the influence of specific historical circumstances is another. Thus, the individual papers are more than a contribution to the current (re-)discovery of the theme of childhood in European cultures in that Antipodean Childhoods remains centrally concerned with the cultural specificity of childhoods lived in Australia and New Zealand and with the theoretical relevance of this specificity to postcolonial literary, cultural and historical studies.
Download PDF Encyclopedia of the World Novel, 1900 to the Present by Michael David Sollars and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 2417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Praise for the print edition:"...a useful and engaging reference to the vast world of the novel in world literature."
Download PDF The Rough Guide to New Zealand by Catherine Le Nevez and published by Rough Guides UK. This book was released on 2012-09-03 with total page 851 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The new Rough Guide to New Zealand is the definitive guide to the world's adventure capital. Now in full-colour throughout, it contains dozens of tempting colour photos illustrating the country's iconic landmarks and its stupendously diverse scenery. Detailed accounts of every attraction along with crystal-clear maps and plans will show you the very best New Zealand has to offer: from white-sand beaches and vast kauri trees in the north to the hairline fiords and penguin colonies in the south. With expert guidance you won't put a foot wrong when experiencing Maori culture or simply striking out on multi-day hikes. At every point this guide steers you to little-known sights such as secluded hot pools or Wellington's best cafés. Insider tips, planning itineraries and author picks give you the inside scoop on the best accommodation across every price range, how to track down Marlborough's tastiest Sauvignon blancs and where the most delectable Maori hangi can be found. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to New Zealand. Now available in ePub format.
Author :Patricia Grace Publisher :Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited Release Date :2013-08-01 ISBN :9781742539690 Pages :256 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (969 download)
Download PDF Cousins by Patricia Grace and published by Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited. This book was released on 2013-08-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a stunning novel about tradition and change, about whanau and its struggle to survive, about the place of women in a shifting world. Makareta is the chosen one - carrying her family's hopes. Missy is the observer - the one who accepts but has her dreams. Mata is always waiting - for life to happen as it stealthily passes by. Moving from the forties to the present, from the country to the protests of the cities, Cousins is the story of these three cousins. Thrown together as children, they have subsequently grown apart, yet they share a connection that can never be broken.
Download PDF The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, 3 Volume Set by Brian W. Shaffer and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-01-18 with total page 1581 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Encyclopedia offers an indispensable reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over one million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in three volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S. Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngûgî Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Examines the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, Sci-Fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avant-garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field, such as censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, diaspora, and exile