Bloodclot

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Victoria University Press, 2009 - Poetry - 92 pages
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"Nafanua, the Samoan goddess of war leaves the underworld to wander the earth as a half-caste girl from Christchurch. Bloodclot is the astonishing new automythographical book by the author of Wild Dogs Under My Skirt."--BOOK JACKET.

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Absolutely incredible commentary of Samaon culture and identity with references to postcolonialism and modernist ideals of the Pacific Islander. Beautiful, highly reccommended

Contents

Waiting for Nafanua
15
Nafanua is the goddess of war
22
Nafanuas drawing
28
Nafanuas mother talks about afa kasi
34
Nafanua goes to bed with her cousin
40
Nafanuas family
43
Nafanua talks about her body
49
Nafanua meets Mr Raytheon
55
Nafanua meets Rasputin
61
Aunty Lapoa calls Nafanua and talks about her holiday
69
Nafanua and the desert men
71
Nafanua at the Devils Head
77
In Jerusalem the Jewish woman tells Nafanua the secret of conception
84
Nafanua is surprised at her birth
90
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About the author (2009)

Tusiata Avia is an acclaimed performance poet of Samoan descent who was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency at the University of Hawaii in 2005.

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