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Pacific and Pasifika: Literature

Anthologies

Anthologies Published in Aotearoa:

 

Other Anthologies

 

For more anthologies and criticism, search the catalogue using Pacific Island Literature and Pacific Island Poetry

Reviews and Surveys of Pacific Writing

Rodger, Victor. Pacific writing in New Zealand: The niu wave.  Academy of New Zealand Literature.

 

For an excellent survey of contemporary Pacific Islander poetry and a list of anthologies (not only poetry), see: Perez, C. S. (2020). "Towards a new Oceania": On contemporary Pacific Islander poetry networks. College Literature, 47(1), 240-247. https://doi.org/10.1353/lit.2020.0004 

Hermes, K. L. (2018). The female voice in Pasifika poetry: An exploration of "hybrid" identities in the Pacific diaspora. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 54(5), 655-669. https://doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2018.1527746 

Hogue, R. H., & Maurer, A. (2022). Pacific women’s anti-nuclear poetry: Centring Indigenous knowledges. International Affairs, 98(4), 1267–1288. https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiac120 

Pacific Authors by Country

Books by Pacific authors who are not from Aotearoa are mostly at PR 9695. Histories and criticisms of Pacific literature are at PN 849 .O26. 

American Samoa


Cook Islands


Fiji


French Polynesia


Hawai'i


Kiribati


New Caledonia


Papua New Guinea


Samoa


Solomon Islands

 

Tonga