The Vanua is Fo'ohake

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This chapter testifies to, and at once manifests, the power and practice of talanoa (which signifies three "events" -- story, telling, conversation), in relation to the land (vanua) and the identity of Pasifika people. The three--talanoa, land, identity--are so interwoven that one cannot explain one without also engaging the other two. This interwovenness keeps all three to the ground. Grounded. Vanua thereby reclines.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPenguin Books Australia
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationNew Zealand
ISBN (Print)9780143770299
ISBN (Electronic)9780143770305
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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