Manoa, vol. 17, no. 2 (2005): Varua Tupu

Varua Tupu cover imagePresented by Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing

Varua Tupu

Varua Tupu—the first anthology of its kind—offers English-speaking readers the stories, memoirs, poetry, photography, and paintings of a French Polynesian artistic community that has been growing in strength since the 1960s. In the literature and images of Varua Tupu, the people of this astonishing group of islands speak for themselves.

Te Ao Mā‘ohi: An Overview, xi

Fa‘a‘ā: A Photographic Essay, 1
Michel Chansin

A Strange Ship, 13
Louise Peltzer

Three Poems, 23
Flora Devatine

from Hymns to My Island, 31
Louise Peltzer

A Little Scholarship Recipient from Auti, 37
Taaria Walker

Tangata: A Photographic Essay, 53
Marie-Hélène Villierme

The Source: An Interview with Henri Hiro, 71
Rai a Mai

Three Poems, 83
Henri Hiro

Three Poems, 91
Patrick Araia Amaru

from Vai: River in a Cloudless Sky, 97
Rai a Mai

Maker of Dreams, 105
Bruno Saura

Bobby, 117
John Lind

from Breadfruit and Frangipani, 127
Célestine Hitiura Vaite

from Mutisms, 147
Titaua Peu

The Arrival, 153
Kareva Mateata-Allain

Marquesas: A Photographic Essay, 169
Michel Chansin

Tattoo, 179
Rai a Mai

Glossary, 187

Contributors, 189

Credits and Permissions, 193