Christina Stachurski

Reading Pakeha ?

Fiction and Identity in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Edité par Christina Stachurski
Editeur Rodopi - Brill
Distributeur Association de Boccard

Aotearoa New Zealand, “a tiny Pacific country,” is of great interest to those engaged in postcolonial and literary studies throughout the world. In all former colonies, myths of national identity are vested with various interests. Shifts in collective Pakeha (or New Zealand-European) identity have been marked by the phenomenal popularity of three novels, each at a time of massive social change. Late-colonialism, anti-imperialism, and the collapse of the idea of a singular ‘nation’ can be ...