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Seksek 'e Hatana/ Strolling on Hatana: Traditions of Rotuma and its Dependencies, with Excerpts from an Archaeologist's Field Notebook, and: Kato'aga: Rotuman Ceremonies (review)

Seksek 'e Hatana/ Strolling on Hatana: Traditions of Rotuma and its Dependencies, with Excerpts... the contemporary pacific · spring 2004 Seksek `e Hatana / Strolling on Hatana: Traditions of Rotuma and its Dependencies, with excerpts from an archaeologist's field notebook, edited by Aubrey L Parke. Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, 2001. isbn 982-02-0323-6; 308 pages, map, photographs, Rotuman and English, glossary, bibliography, index. Paper, us$37.00. Kato`aga: Rotuman Ceremonies, by Elizabeth K Inia. Edited and typeset by Alan Howard and Jan Rensel. Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, 2001. isbn 982-02-0341-4; 266 pages, Rotuman and English, pronunciation guide, map, photographs, appendixes, notes, glossary. Paper, us$14.00. These two books offer readers glimpses of Rotuman narrative and ceremonial practices. Seksek `e Hatana begins the task of creating a cultural geography by tying oral traditions to the landscape of Rotuma and its offshore islets, while Kato`aga details the occasions and customs associated with collective celebrations. Both works contain some materials in the Rotuman language with translation into English and provide a glossary at the end of the volume. Each work also provides an overview of indigenous spiritual beliefs essential as an encompassing framework for interpreting the descriptions of events and translations of the verbal arts. Parke opens http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Seksek 'e Hatana/ Strolling on Hatana: Traditions of Rotuma and its Dependencies, with Excerpts from an Archaeologist's Field Notebook, and: Kato'aga: Rotuman Ceremonies (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 16 (1) – Jan 23, 2004

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the contemporary pacific · spring 2004 Seksek `e Hatana / Strolling on Hatana: Traditions of Rotuma and its Dependencies, with excerpts from an archaeologist's field notebook, edited by Aubrey L Parke. Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, 2001. isbn 982-02-0323-6; 308 pages, map, photographs, Rotuman and English, glossary, bibliography, index. Paper, us$37.00. Kato`aga: Rotuman Ceremonies, by Elizabeth K Inia. Edited and typeset by Alan Howard and Jan Rensel. Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, 2001. isbn 982-02-0341-4; 266 pages, Rotuman and English, pronunciation guide, map, photographs, appendixes, notes, glossary. Paper, us$14.00. These two books offer readers glimpses of Rotuman narrative and ceremonial practices. Seksek `e Hatana begins the task of creating a cultural geography by tying oral traditions to the landscape of Rotuma and its offshore islets, while Kato`aga details the occasions and customs associated with collective celebrations. Both works contain some materials in the Rotuman language with translation into English and provide a glossary at the end of the volume. Each work also provides an overview of indigenous spiritual beliefs essential as an encompassing framework for interpreting the descriptions of events and translations of the verbal arts. Parke opens

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