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One and a Half Pacific Islands / Teuana ao Teiterana n aba n Te Betebeke: Stories the Banaban People Tell of Themselves/I-Banaba Aika a Karakin oin Rongorongola (review)

One and a Half Pacific Islands / Teuana ao Teiterana n aba n Te Betebeke: Stories the Banaban... the contemporary pacific · 19:2 (2007) One and a Half Pacific Islands / Teuana ao Teiterana n aba n Te Betebeke: Stories the Banaban People Tell of Themselves/I-Banaba Aika a Karakin oin Rongorongola, edited by Jennifer Shennan and Makin Corrie Tekenimatang. Wellington, nz: Victoria University Press, 2005. isbn 0-86473-523-5; 264 pages, tables, figures, maps, photographs, written in English and Banaban languages, glossary. nz$39.95. One and a Half Pacific Islands is a remarkable and moving book, compiled to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the relocation of the Banaban people from their home island in the central Pacific to Rabi Island in Fiji following Banaba's desecration by phosphate mining. A goal of the book, stated in the preface, is to preserve the history and experiences of the Banabans in local fashion: by telling stories. These stories intimately reveal the Banabans' unique -- often tragic -- history, as told from numerous viewpoints. A number of narratives are presented in both English and the Kiribati language currently spoken by Banabans. Participants include individuals from Suva and Rabi, as well as Tarawa (Kiribati), New Zealand, Australia, Hawai`i, and Europe. Most stories center on significant twentieth-century historical events: phosphate mining, World War II, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

One and a Half Pacific Islands / Teuana ao Teiterana n aba n Te Betebeke: Stories the Banaban People Tell of Themselves/I-Banaba Aika a Karakin oin Rongorongola (review)

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the contemporary pacific · 19:2 (2007) One and a Half Pacific Islands / Teuana ao Teiterana n aba n Te Betebeke: Stories the Banaban People Tell of Themselves/I-Banaba Aika a Karakin oin Rongorongola, edited by Jennifer Shennan and Makin Corrie Tekenimatang. Wellington, nz: Victoria University Press, 2005. isbn 0-86473-523-5; 264 pages, tables, figures, maps, photographs, written in English and Banaban languages, glossary. nz$39.95. One and a Half Pacific Islands is a remarkable and moving book, compiled to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the relocation of the Banaban people from their home island in the central Pacific to Rabi Island in Fiji following Banaba's desecration by phosphate mining. A goal of the book, stated in the preface, is to preserve the history and experiences of the Banabans in local fashion: by telling stories. These stories intimately reveal the Banabans' unique -- often tragic -- history, as told from numerous viewpoints. A number of narratives are presented in both English and the Kiribati language currently spoken by Banabans. Participants include individuals from Suva and Rabi, as well as Tarawa (Kiribati), New Zealand, Australia, Hawai`i, and Europe. Most stories center on significant twentieth-century historical events: phosphate mining, World War II, and

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 13, 2007

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