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The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world.
All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Oceania Challenge" were written by authors from Tonga.
Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.
BOOK SUMMARY/SYNOPSIS: The Lives of Mafi Helu Sisifa and Sione Finau Sisifa (1910 - 1970) in the context of Time, Geography and History in the Kingdom of Tonga. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in 1946, 'Ilisapesi Sisifa Weir was the third daughter of a Wesleyan Minister in the Kingdom of Tonga. She attended Tonga High School before relocating to Auckland to continue her studies. She gained a B.Sc degree from Auckland University before returning to Tonga to teach at her old school. She migrated to Melbourne, with her two daughters in 1979. She held leadership roles in both public and private secondary s... continue
In this lively satire of contemporary South Pacific life, we meet a familiar cast of characters: multinational experts, religious fanatics, con men, "simple" villagers, corrupt politicians. In writing about this tiny world of flawed personalities, Hau‘ofa displays his wit and range of comic resource, amply exercising what one reviewer called his “gift of seeing absurdity clearly."
Hau'ofa's essays criss-cross Oceania, creating a navigator's star chart of discussion and debate. Spurning the arcana of the intellectual establishments where he was schooled, Hau'ofa has crafted a distinctive - often lyrical, at times angry - voice that speaks directly to the people of the region and the general reader. He conveys his thoughts from diverse standpoints: university-based analyst, essayist, satirist and humorist, and practical catalyst for creativity. According to Hau'ofa, only through creative originality in all fields of endeavor can the people of Oceania hope to strengthen th... continue