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The Songmaker's Chair (review)

The Songmaker's Chair (review) book and media reviews 651 was published. The book imparts an One gloss of the term “taulaaitu” is understanding of the Banabans’ situa- “anchor of the spirits.” I have drawn tion as a special case for aid from the on the quote from Ola because it other nations that have benefi ted from places the taulaaitu on the same spec- phosphate, since the Banabans have trum as the songmaker and the sha- “fallen between the cracks” and do man. Ola is a very self-refl exive work not benefi t from aid given to either Fiji and orients Polynesian culture within or Kiribati, the political entity under world cultures. The use of the star which their homeland of Banaba now maps at the end of The Song maker’s falls. Chair hints at its broader contexts as The editors have accomplished an well. admirable feat in collecting a wide The pese, or song, in this play range of stories and arranging them comes through a variety of media, into such logical and compelling order. including the ghetto blaster that plays One and a Half Pacifi c Islands is a religious and popular Samoan songs signifi cant contribution to the litera- in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Songmaker's Chair (review)

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

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2007 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

book and media reviews 651 was published. The book imparts an One gloss of the term “taulaaitu” is understanding of the Banabans’ situa- “anchor of the spirits.” I have drawn tion as a special case for aid from the on the quote from Ola because it other nations that have benefi ted from places the taulaaitu on the same spec- phosphate, since the Banabans have trum as the songmaker and the sha- “fallen between the cracks” and do man. Ola is a very self-refl exive work not benefi t from aid given to either Fiji and orients Polynesian culture within or Kiribati, the political entity under world cultures. The use of the star which their homeland of Banaba now maps at the end of The Song maker’s falls. Chair hints at its broader contexts as The editors have accomplished an well. admirable feat in collecting a wide The pese, or song, in this play range of stories and arranging them comes through a variety of media, into such logical and compelling order. including the ghetto blaster that plays One and a Half Pacifi c Islands is a religious and popular Samoan songs signifi cant contribution to the litera- in

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 13, 2007

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