Tell Us

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The first task of this essay is to reclaim the phrase "Tell us" as sincere interest in hearing the story, in appreciating the energies in orality, and in affirming that it is in the telling that a reality becomes a story. I will undertake this first task in light of what we call “talanoa” in Pasifika. The second task of this essay is to explain the flow of the book, through its three parts: (re)relling, in oral-preferring cultures, is an obligation; troubling is a theological responsibility; interweaving is the fitting aim for the (re)telling and troubling. The third task of essay, is to position the chapters in relation to one another and in the flow of the book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVulnerability and resilience
Subtitle of host publicationBody and liberating theologies
EditorsJione Havea
Place of PublicationLanham, Maryland
PublisherLexington Books
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781978703643
ISBN (Print)9781978703636
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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