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No Turning Back: A Memoir (review)

No Turning Back: A Memoir (review) 646 the contemporary pacifi c 19:2 (2007) of writers from the “Polynesian” No Turning Back: A Memoir, by E T Pacifi c, including Aotearoa / New W Fulton, edited by Elizabeth Fulton Zealand, Tonga, Hawai‘i, and Sämoa. Thurston. Canberra: Pandanus Books, This is a useful introduction to the 2005. isbn 1-74076-141-3; xxi + 314 anticolonial, anti-tourist idioms of pages, maps, photographs, acronyms the region’s writers, but the structure and abbreviations and glossary, notes, and placement necessarily limit it to index. a$31.78. voices directed against the American Pacifi cists rather than staging a dia- No Turning Back: A Memoir is divided logue between, for instance, Fiji and into four parts—tracing Ted Fulton’s Hawai‘i. Unfortunately, the structure life from growing up in Sydney, also suggests a belated (post-1970s) through his prewar days in the Pacifi c, engagement of Pacifi c writers with to his time as a soldier during World their American precursors, rather than War II, and then back to New Brit- an ongoing and simultaneous colonial ain. Nonetheless, the majority of the co-optation and decolonization, as narrative relates to his time in what is the early twentieth century writings of modern-day Papua New Guinea. The complex fi gures such http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

No Turning Back: A Memoir (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 19 (2) – Aug 13, 2007

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Abstract

646 the contemporary pacifi c 19:2 (2007) of writers from the “Polynesian” No Turning Back: A Memoir, by E T Pacifi c, including Aotearoa / New W Fulton, edited by Elizabeth Fulton Zealand, Tonga, Hawai‘i, and Sämoa. Thurston. Canberra: Pandanus Books, This is a useful introduction to the 2005. isbn 1-74076-141-3; xxi + 314 anticolonial, anti-tourist idioms of pages, maps, photographs, acronyms the region’s writers, but the structure and abbreviations and glossary, notes, and placement necessarily limit it to index. a$31.78. voices directed against the American Pacifi cists rather than staging a dia- No Turning Back: A Memoir is divided logue between, for instance, Fiji and into four parts—tracing Ted Fulton’s Hawai‘i. Unfortunately, the structure life from growing up in Sydney, also suggests a belated (post-1970s) through his prewar days in the Pacifi c, engagement of Pacifi c writers with to his time as a soldier during World their American precursors, rather than War II, and then back to New Brit- an ongoing and simultaneous colonial ain. Nonetheless, the majority of the co-optation and decolonization, as narrative relates to his time in what is the early twentieth century writings of modern-day Papua New Guinea. The complex fi gures such

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