Niu Voices

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Huia, 2006 - Fiction - 220 pages
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Niu Voices: Contemporary Pacific Fiction 1 is a collection of poetry, short stories and novel extracts by selected Pacific writers, edited by Dr. Selina Tusitala Marsh, lecturer in English at the University of Auckland.

Niu, the life-giving coconut of Pacific nations, has become symbolic of many styles that are growing in Aotearoa New Zealand, but rooted in island soils. These Pacific influences flavour creativity and strengthen the fibre of Pacific cultures and customs as lived in this new/niu context. The coconut juice of the works in this collection is deeply infused with local tastes and flavours.

From serene island settings to the dusty streets of urban tropics, this collection spans island memories of these descendants of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Hawai i, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna. They tell stories of New Zealand homes, of love, relationships and identity.


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