By Susan Y. Najita
In Decolonizing Cultures within the Pacific, Susan Y. Najita proposes that the nerve-racking background of touch and colonization has turn into a very important capacity during which indigenous peoples of Oceania are reclaiming their cultures, languages, methods of understanding, and political independence. particularly, she examines how modern writers from Hawai‘i, Samoa, and Aotearoa/New Zealand have in mind, re-tell, and installation this violent background of their paintings. As Pacific peoples negotiate their paths in the direction of sovereignty and chart their postcolonial futures, those writers play a useful function in invoking and commenting upon a number of the makes use of of the histories of colonial resistance, permitting themselves and their readers to visualize new futures by way of exorcising the past.
Decolonizing Cultures within the Pacific is a useful addition to the fields of Pacific and Postcolonial reports and likewise contributes to struggles for cultural decolonization in Oceania: modern writers’ serious engagement with colonialism and indigenous tradition, Najita argues, offers a robust device for navigating a decolonized future.
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Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific: Reading History and Trauma in Contemporary Fiction (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures) by Susan Y. Najita