The Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership (AP Writers) invites emerging and established writers, translators and scholars of Asian literature to join visiting writers for ‘Writing Out of Asia’, a series of roundtables, workshops and readings 2-5 December at the University of Western Australia.
Writing Out of Asia coincides with the 14th Biennial Symposium on Literatures and Cultures of the Asia Pacific Region (4-7 December), hosted by the Westerly Centre at UWA.
Dr Cathie Koa Dunsford
ME’A KAI The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific
ROBERT OLIVER, with Dr. Tracy Berno and Shiri Ram
RANDOM HOUSE, 2010 http://www.randomhouse.co.nz
Nau te rourou, maku te rourou ka ora te manuwhiri
With your food basket and my food basket, everyone has enough to eat
This ancient Maori proverb, in international chef Robert Oliver’s tongue, would read, with your food basket and my food basket, everyone has enough for a feast! Me’a Kai is a feast for the palette in every
Dr Cathie Koa Dunsford
WILFUL BLINDNESS - WHY WE IGNORE THE OBVIOUS AT OUR PERIL
PENGUIN BOOKS, 2011
REVIEW BY DR. CATHIE KOA DUNSFORD
In her introduction to this book, Heffernan quotes from T.S Eliot’s Four Quartets:
Go, go, go said the bird: human kind
Cannot bear too much reality
Never a more true word, if you believe all you read here. Heffernan more than convinces us of these words in a thoroughly well-researched, authoritative and challenging text that most readers
Cath Koa Dunsford
FIONA KIDMAN’S MEMOIRS:
AT THE END OF DARWIN ROAD, VINTAGE, RANDOM HOUSE, 2008.
BESIDE THE DARK POOL, VINTAGE, RANDOM HOUSE, 2009.
ME TE OTURU: RADIANT LIKE THE FULL MOON - A REVIEW ESSAY OF FIONA KIDMAN’S MEMOIRS.
Ko Hinemoa, ko au
As for Hinemoa, as for me
Or, as Governor Grey interpreted this whakatauki, “I am just like Hinemoa, I would risk all for love.”
Hinemoa was the young woman/wahine who left her people and swam across Rotorua Lake to the island of Mokoia, where
Fifteen recently published titles by Lontar are now available for purchase online—through Amazon.com, various “sister-Amazons” (in Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan) and about 100 other online booksellers as well!
Those books are:
• The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Drama, Vols. 1-3; Menagerie 7: People Like Us!; I Am Woman!, Gadis Arivia, ed.; and the first ten titles in Lontar’s new Modern Library of Indonesia series, including:
• Never the Twain (Salah Asuhan)