Turnings

Turnings

Fiji Factions

Authored by: Brij V. Lal

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Through Dr Lal’s refreshingly clear and powerful prose and sharply observed stories, we enter the inner world of Indo-Fijian feeling and aspiration. One universal that emerges with particular clarity in the Indo-Fijian experience is the ceaseless struggle to find community in a changing world, balancing the beauty of ritual and tradition against the transcendent value of education and modern rationality. The volume poses the question of how people draw upon historical memory and immediate circumstances to create a social world, and how that world can be shared with others in multicultural society. The answer seems to lie somewhere between history and poetry, as in Dr Lal’s ‘factions.’

Andrew Arno
University of Hawaii
at Manoa, Honolulu

Details

ISBN (print):
9781922144904
ISBN (online):
9781922144911
Publication date:
Mar 2013
Note:
First published by Fiji Institute of Applied Studies
Imprint:
ANU Press
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/T.03.2013
Disciplines:
Arts & Humanities: Biography & Autobiography, Cultural Studies
Countries:
Pacific: Fiji

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