After Jonah delivered God’s words to Nineveh, God ignored him. The character who was pushed to speak is literarily silenced; the one sent to fai lauga (preach, complain) does not get the audience he demanded; the subaltern who speaks is not heard. God preferred that Jonah is fakalongo (silenced). This paper draws upon the attention to speaking and listening in Sia Figiel’s novels to fakaongo (hear) Jonah together with the natives in the biblical world—the Ninevites and the sailors.
|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||16|
|ISBN (Print)||9781628372021, 9780884142782|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|