Beats of the Pau


Beats of the Pau

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And in the night time we will dance in the moonlight to the quick, steady beats of the pa鈥榰.

The pa鈥榰 is the pulse of the Cook Islands, a rhythm carrying narratives of a culture to its people. But beyond the reach of its sound, on another shore, a community is working over the course of decades to build a new life.

Kura lands in the footsteps of his father, whose twenty-year estrangement has come to a head. Katerina starts planning for a future, but must bend to the whim of another. Ana is received into a sacred sisterhood. And an Island Mama sets out the rules for love.

Beats of the Pa鈥榰 is a collection of stories about first- and second-generation Cook Islands New Zealanders living in 1950s to modern-day New Zealand. Powerful, poignant and gently funny, Beats portrays life lived uneasily in the tempo of a different place, by characters who are woven together through community, family and home.

ISBN: 9781776920037
Publication date: 15/03/2022
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Format: Paperback
Available stock: 2
Publishing status: Active
Author: Samuela, Maria
Imprint: Te Herenga Waka University Press