'Unu'unu ki he loloto, shuffle over into the deep, into island-spaced reading

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Abstract

What's wrong with [being at the] margins? South Pacific islanders can't escape margins, for in running away from one island margin one soon runs into other margins. To be island spaced is to read in, and respond to, spaces that are always in flux, with waves ebbing and gnawing island margins and frequent storms tearing up feeble shelters and ocean-sprayed crops. To be island spaced is to dive into a paradox: to be marginal without being [self-]marginalized. This chapter shuffles toward an island spaced reading in which I introduce Esther to Tsotsi.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStill at the Margins
Subtitle of host publicationBiblical Scholarship Fifteen Years after Voices from the Margin
EditorsR.S. Sugirtharajah
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherT&T Clark (International)
Pages88-97
Number of pages10
Edition7
ISBN (Print)0567032213
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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