Spring 22(1)


From Full Dusk to Full Tusk: Reimagining the “Dusky Maiden” through the Visual Arts
A Marata Tamaira

A “Headless” Native Talks Back: Nidoish Naisseline and the Kanak Awakening in 1970s New Caledonia
David Chappell


Miracle Workers and Nationhood: Reinhard Bonnke and Benny Hinn in Fiji
Lynda Newland

Epeli’s Quest: Essays in Honor of Epeli Hau‘ofa
edited by Terence Wesley-Smith, contributions by Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi, Teresia Teaiwa, Geoffrey White, Tarcisius Kabutaulaka, Steven Edmund Winduo, Vijay Naidu, and Vilsoni Hereniko

Political Reviews

Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009
John R Haglelgam, David W Kupferman, Kelly G Marsh, Samuel F McPhetres, Donald R Shuster, Tyrone J Taitano

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009
Lorenz Gonschor, Iati Iati, Jon Tikivanotau M Jonassen, Margaret Mutu

Book and Media Reviews

Jean-Marie Tjibaou, Kanak Witness to the World: An Intellectual Biography, by Eric Waddell
Reviewed by Harold Brookfield

Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics, by Yunte Huang
Reviewed by John Eperjesi

The Future of Indigenous Museums: Perspectives from the Southwest Pacific, edited by Nick Stanley
Reviewed by Katherine Higgins

Fast Talking pi, by Selina Tusitala Marsh; I Can See Fiji: Poetry and Sounds, by Teresia Teaiwa
Reviewed by ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui

Moonlight Leta Volume 1: Musical Transitions (Marshallese String Band Music Today and Yesterday) [compact disc]
Reviewed by David Kammerer

We Are the Ocean: Selected Works, by Epeli Hau‘ofa
Reviewed by Eric Waddell

Red Wave: Space, Process, and Creativity at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, by Katherine Higgins
Reviewed by Sean Mallon

Le spectacle de la culture: Globalisation et traditionalismes en Océanie, by Alain Babadzan
Reviewed by Grant McCall

Shiro’s Head [feature film]
Reviewed by Joel Moffett

Featured Artist: Sue Pearson

Sistah Hihi (2008), by Sue Pearson

Norfolk Island artist Sue Pearson is a descendent of the mutineers of the HMS Bounty and the Tahitian women who settled on Pitcairn Island, and later Norfolk Island. In 1988, she received a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from Newcastle University in Australia. During her time there, she was introduced to a wide range of art mediums, of which printmaking became her principle mode of artistic expression.


Fall 22(2)

Albert Wendt’s Critical and Creative Legacy in Oceania: An Introduction
Teresia Teaiwa and Selina Tusitala Marsh

Sega 1
Dan Taulapapa McMullin

He Mele Aloha
Brandy Nālani McDougall

E-mailing Albert
Selina Tusitala Marsh

Not E-mailing Albert: A Legacy of Collection, Connection, Community
Alice Te Punga Somerville

Monica Ka‘imipono Kaiwi

Song of the Banyan Tree
Sia Figiel

Marisa Maepu

Inside Us the Dead (The NZ-born Version)
Karlo Mila

Vārua Tupu
Robert Sullivan

He Aloha no Nā Kalo
ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui

ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui

After ‘Aoga
Lily Laita

Letter to the Editor [a work in progress]
Cresantia Frances Koya

Where it is all AT
Tracey Tawhiao

Gifted Flows: Making Space for a Brand New Beat
April K Henderson

Monsieur Cochon
Dan Taulapapa McMullin

I dream of Nahnep and the blue-eyed sailor
Emelihter Kihleng

Keith L Camacho

Te Awaroa (The Valley of the Long River)
Serie Barford

Cowboys in the House of Polynesia
Damon Salesa

In the Shade of the Banyan Tree
Susan Y Najita

Against Tradition
Sean Mallon

A Search for the New Oceania
Graeme Whimp

The New Oceania: A Selected Bibliography
Graeme Whimp

Pouliuli 8
Doug Poole

Sione Tapili
Ant Sang

Political Reviews

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2009
Nic Maclellan

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2009
David Chappell, Jon Fraenkel, Solomon Kantha, Gordon Leua Nanau, Howard Van Trease, Muridan Widjojo

Book and Media Reviews

Hailans to Ailans: Contemporary Art of Papua New Guinea [exhibit]
Reviewed by Jewel Castro

American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition, by Heather A Diamond
Reviewed by Alexis Celeste Bunten

Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific: Reading History and Trauma in Contemporary Fiction, by Susan Y Najita
Reviewed by Alice Te Punga Somerville

Tapa Talk, by Serie Barford
A Well Written Body, by Karlo Mila, with paintings by Delicia Sampero
Reviewed by Robert Sullivan

Hā: Breath of Life [performance at the Polynesian Cultural Center]
Reviewed by Chai Blair-Stahn

Cheap Meat: Flap Food Nations in the Pacific Islands, by Deborah Gewertz and Frederick Errington
Reviewed by Larry M Lake

Traditional Micronesian Societies: Adaptation, Integration, and Political Organization, by Glenn Petersen
Reviewed by Lin Poyer

Featured Artist: Michel Tuffery

O le La (1999), by Michel Tuffery

Michel Tuffery was born in 1966 in Wellington, New Zealand, of Samoan, Cook Islander, and Tahitian descent. His current practice as a multimedia artist may only hint at his training as a printmaker at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic (1986–1989). His first exhibition, a series of black and white and color reduction woodcuts on tapa and paper, was held at the Tautai Gallery/Maota Samoa in Auckland in 1988.

In 2008 Michel was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Honours List for services to the arts. For more information, please see his website: http://www.micheltuffery.co.nz