This opening essay meets two concerns: The first is to situate this collection in relation to the current state of islander criticism, with special attention to the interweaving contexts of Pasifika. It will explain ways in which island-space (land, ocean, borders), island-roots (talanoa, orality, relationality, reciprocity) and island-routes (migration, diaspora, resettlement) “twist and turn” in Pasifika reading of biblical texts. The second concern is to introduce and interweave the essays in this collection.
|Title of host publication||Sea of readings|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Bible in the South Pacific|
|Place of Publication||Atlanta|
|Publisher||Society of Biblical Literature|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||9781628372021, 9780884142782|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|