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2019-02-07Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/20705
The female voice in Pasifika poetry
dc.contributor.authorHermes, Karin Louise
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-05T10:40:46Z
dc.date.available2019-11-05T10:40:46Z
dc.date.issued2019-02-07none
dc.identifier.other10.1080/17449855.2018.1527746
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/21431
dc.description.abstractHistories of colonialism and migration have led to a wide variety of cultural identities in the Pacific diaspora. Afakasi in Samoan, hafekasi in Tongan, hapa in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi are all used to describe “half-caste” Pacific Islander identities of mixed heritage. This article analyses themes of hybrid diasporic identity in poems by Karlo Mila, Grace Teuila Taylor, Selina Tusitala Marsh and the late Teresia K. Teaiwa. Special focus is put on issues of “finding oneself” and the struggles of reconciling “traditional” and modern-day female roles. The following perspectives inform this exploration: hybrid Pasifika identities constitute themselves in culturally specific differences, yet are connected in their pan-Pacific similarities; poetry is used to express these identities and social roles in the Pacific diaspora, particularly regarding academia and motherhood; and a cultural tradition of orality and storytelling emphasizes the significance of turning writing into spoken performance.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectDiasporaeng
dc.subjecthybridityeng
dc.subjectidentitieseng
dc.subjectmigrationeng
dc.subjectPasifikaeng
dc.subjectspoken wordeng
dc.subject.ddc820 Englische und altenglische (Angelsächsische) Literaturennone
dc.titleThe female voice in Pasifika poetrynone
dc.typearticle
dc.subtitleAn exploration of “hybrid” identities in the Pacific diasporanone
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/21431-1
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/20705
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleJournal of postcolonial writingnone
local.edoc.pages16none
local.edoc.anmerkungThis article was supported by the Open Access Publication Fund of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionSprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameRoutledgenone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeAbingdon, Oxfordshirenone
local.edoc.container-volume54none
local.edoc.container-issue5none
local.edoc.container-firstpage655none
local.edoc.container-lastpage669none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn1744-9863

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