Kisses in the Nederends (Talanoa: Contemporary Pacific Literature #4) (Paperback)

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This is book number 4 in the Talanoa: Contemporary Pacific Literature series.


In the best Rabelaisian tradition, this brilliant satire weaves a tale of improbabilities around the seat of the last great taboo. Oilei Bomboki wakes one morning with an excruciating pain that sends him anxiously searching for a cure. Unsuccessful treatments at the hands of various healers and doctors, culminating in a bizarre operation, lead the desperate Oilei to seek the help of Babu Vivekanand--sage, yogi, and conman. Through Babu's teachings, Oilei learns to love and respect the source of his own complaint. By turns savage and absurdly comic, this brilliant satire allows Hau'ofa to comment on aspects of life in a small Pacific community perched precariously between traditional and modern ways.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780824816858
ISBN-10: 0824816854
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 1995
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Talanoa: Contemporary Pacific Literature