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The story of the Fijian storyteller

Tamata, Apolonia (2000) The story of the Fijian storyteller. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 22 (2). pp. 93-113. ISSN 1011-5B46

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In the gradual fading away of traditional stories and story-telling due to new occupations of both the tellers and the listeners in a changing society, the oral art takes on a new dimension in the form of “snippets”, short stories often containing a slice of humour. A cultural and linguistic analysis of a collection of these stories tells us much about a large group of multi-dialectal Pacific islanders, the Fijians. These stories provide insights into sources of humour, popular expressions, and reactions to change in modern Fijian society. They constitute a popular but largely unrecognised genre. This paper presents aspects of the form and style of this art.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education (SPACE)
Depositing User: Apolonia Tamata
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2022 22:47
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2022 22:47

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