Tales of the Tikongs (Talanoa : Contemporary Pacific Literature)

by Epeli Hau'ofa | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0824815947 Global Overview for this book
Registered by notnot of Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on 1/31/2006
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11 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by notnot from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Will be a part of my 2006 Reading Challenge; 5 books, 5 countries, 5 continents. The book looks promising!

Journal Entry 2 by notnot from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Wednesday, March 22, 2006
"A joyride along the rocky road of island politics, love, corruption, religion, culture, dependency, and foreign aid.

Tiko, a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean, faces a tidal wave of D-E-V-E-L-O-P-M-E-N-T, which threatens to demolish ancestral ways and the human spirit. From Sione, who prefers to play cards with his secretary during work hours, to Ole Pasisfikiwei, who masters the twists and turns of international funding games, all of the characters in these pages are seasoned surfers, capable of riding the biggest way to shore. These are not stories of fatal impact so much as upbeat tales of indigenous responses to cultural and economic imperialism. Epeli Hau'Ofa uses devices derived from oral storytelling to create a South Pacific voice that is lucid, hilarious, and compassionate in a work that has long been regarded as a milestone in Pacific literature."

A great book that captures the lives of the inhabitants on this tiny island. To be recommended!

Journal Entry 3 by notnot from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Thursday, March 23, 2006
I am organizing a bookring with the following participants:

stormon
Alvhyttan
Panzeranzi
Folde
mariabokmal
Susse
Annelis
ahv
tus
notnot ==> the book will start its new journey from here...

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Today the book was sent to the first person in the bookring; stormon.
Enjoy it, and Happy Easter!

Journal Entry 5 by stormon from Storfors, Värmland Sweden on Saturday, April 22, 2006
Got this book by post. I will be back with a journal once I´ve read it.

Journal Entry 6 by stormon from Storfors, Värmland Sweden on Thursday, April 27, 2006
A wonderful book with short stories. Reading it has given me many good laughs!
Thank you notnot for sharing!!!
I will pass it on to Alvhyttan tomorrow.

Journal Entry 7 by Alvhyttan from Nora, Västmanland Sweden on Friday, April 28, 2006
Got this book from stormon today.
I'm looking forward to read it!

My garden color matched the book and notnot’s bookmark.

Journal Entry 8 by Alvhyttan from Nora, Västmanland Sweden on Saturday, May 13, 2006
A lot of crazy, funny and ironic stories!
I thought they had a great life on the islands in the Pacific Ocean, but after reading this I’m not so sure….
Anyway I can see that there can be a lot of problems with religion and foreign aid.

Thank you notnot for sharing this book!

Sent to Panzeranzi May 15th.

Journal Entry 9 by Panzeranzi from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Received the book today and I'm looking forward to reading it! Thanks for sharing it with me!

Journal Entry 10 by Panzeranzi from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Friday, June 02, 2006
I like this book - it's hilarious at times, but also a bit sad. Colonisation isn't over and western society tries to change other cultures.

I'll send the book to the next person in the list as soon as possible!

(Folde har inte tid att läsa boken just nu, jag skickar till mariabokmal istället!)

Journal Entry 11 by Mariabokmal from Malmö, Skåne Sweden on Thursday, June 08, 2006
The book arrived here today. I think I will read it during the weekend, as it's not to many pages!

Journal Entry 12 by Mariabokmal from Malmö, Skåne Sweden on Sunday, June 11, 2006
A good book, sometimes it made me smile and a lot of the time it gave me food for thought. Good the get another angel at things from time to time!

I'm sending it to Susse, as Folde doesn't have time to read it until august!

Journal Entry 13 by Susse from Genova, Liguria Italy on Friday, June 16, 2006
The book had arrived while I was on holiday. It was a nice surprise to return home to! I will put it on my bedside table and read it as soon as I can.


Journal Entry 14 by Susse from Genova, Liguria Italy on Sunday, June 25, 2006
This was a fast read and rather interesting. This is what happens when Western logic (?) meets the South Pacific lifestyle, I suppose. I had a good time reading it.

I am counting this book as the book from Tonga in the "Read a book from every country in the world" challenge.

EDIT 28.6.2006 The book is now on its way to Annelis!

Journal Entry 15 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, July 01, 2006
The book arrived yesterday. I try not to read other journals until afterwards, but I could not help noticing that this book can make people laugh. I'll read this soon, so I'll get my Tonga ticked on my Geographical Challenge, too.

A few days ago I got a postcard from Tonga for sending some books there. This is Fire Dancer Leonati Fakatawa in Nuku'alofa.

Journal Entry 16 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, July 12, 2006
This writer is really some Epeli. Epeli means in Finnish something like Quite a guy! He mentions the Peace Corps and it was just for a Peace Corps worker that I and many others sent books. She is teaching English to local children of the age 10 and as she asked some books for the children from her office they sent classics like Dickens, Shakespeare etc. So she asked Bookcrossers to help with books.
The book makes you laugh and wonder about how it would feel to live on some islnd in the Pacific.


This book counts for Tonga in my my Geographical Challenge

Journal Entry 17 by ahv from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Tuesday, August 22, 2006
I am sorry it has taken so long before I managed to make this journal entry. I am well underway reading the book, and expect to finish it in a day or two. I find the book enjoyable, but also find some of the stories quite depressing. But that is probably only because of a general bad mood.

Journal Entry 18 by tus from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Yet another late journal entry. Thanx to ahv for handing me the book! Unfortunately it has been forgotten in a flurry of work, school-work, and preparations for an exam. But now, I'm finally getting started on it. With pleasure:)

Journal Entry 19 by notnot from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The book came home today; the ring is finalized. I'm glad you all appreciated the visit, and got to know the colorful characters of the book!


Journal Entry 20 by notnot from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Monday, July 30, 2007
Nå har boken turnert Sverige og Finland, så tiden er inne for å slippe den fri i Trondheim. Tar den med til BC-treffet i kveld.

Journal Entry 21 by LESEHEST from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Got this book from notnot at the BC-meeting yesterday.
Am really happy I get the chance to read it :)
Thanks!!

Journal Entry 22 by LESEHEST from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Monday, November 05, 2007
I have mixed feelings about this book. Don't know why, maybe it was the language...
Some stories were good, though :)

Sent to Millycat today..
Congrats on winning the Sweepstakes!!
Hope you enjoy this book :D

Journal Entry 23 by millycat from Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 07, 2007
This arrived today, it's really nice to have a book with so much bc history, thanks Lesehest, I'm looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 24 by millycat from Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 19, 2007
This was very interesting - the sort of book I'd never have found without bookcrossing - like other journallers, I found it amusing, but ultimately a little depressing - with the tales of mismatch between funding ideals and reality. However who can know the end result in "Tiko where everything is simultaneously possible and impossible".

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On a table in the furniture greenhouse

Journal Entry 26 by millycat at Dolphin Cafe in Towcester, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Friday, May 16, 2008
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Journal Entry 27 by millycat at Forest Cafe OBCZ in Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Saturday, August 16, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (8/16/2008 UTC) at Forest Cafe OBCZ in Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire United Kingdom

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Taking to the meet so will either be released somewhere in the forest, added to the shelves , or taken by another bookcrosser.

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