Marshall Islands Legends and Stories

Collects 50 stories recorded from 18 storytellers on 8 islands and atolls in the Marshall Islands.

Author: Daniel A. Kelin

Publisher: Bess Press

ISBN: 1573061409

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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Collects 50 stories recorded from 18 storytellers on 8 islands and atolls in the Marshall Islands.

Stories from the Marshall Islands

Ninety folktales and stories of historical events, collected and translated into English during the third quarter of the twentieth century, including tales of origins, humanlike animals, ogres, and sprites.

Author: Jack A. Tobin

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824820193

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 424

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Ninety folktales and stories of historical events, collected and translated into English during the third quarter of the twentieth century, including tales of origins, humanlike animals, ogres, and sprites. Includes many that are presented in the original language and amplified by extensive commentary.

Coral and Concrete

Building upon the growing body of literature about militarism and decolonization in Oceania, this book advocates a layered, nuanced approach that emphasizes the multiplicity and contradictions of Pacific Islands histories as an antidote to ...

Author: Greg Dvorak

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824855246

Category: History

Page: 384

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Coral and Concrete, Greg Dvorak’s cross-cultural history of Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, explores intersections of environment, identity, empire, and memory in the largest inhabited coral atoll on earth. Approaching the multiple “atollscapes” of Kwajalein’s past and present as Marshallese ancestral land, Japanese colonial outpost, Pacific War battlefield, American weapons-testing base, and an enduring home for many, Dvorak delves into personal narratives and collective mythologies from contradictory vantage points. He navigates the tensions between “little stories” of ordinary human actors and “big stories” of global politics—drawing upon the “little” metaphor of the coral organisms that colonize and build atolls, and the “big” metaphor of the all-encompassing concrete that buries and co-opts the past. Building upon the growing body of literature about militarism and decolonization in Oceania, this book advocates a layered, nuanced approach that emphasizes the multiplicity and contradictions of Pacific Islands histories as an antidote to American hegemony and globalization within and beyond the region. It also brings Japanese, Korean, Okinawan, and American perspectives into conversation with Micronesians’ recollections of colonialism and war. This transnational history—built upon a combination of reflective personal narrative, ethnography, cultural studies, and postcolonial studies—thus resituates Kwajalein Atoll as a pivotal site where Islanders have not only thrived for thousands of years, but also mediated between East and West, shaping crucial world events. Based on multi-sited ethnographic and archival research, as well as Dvorak’s own experiences growing up between Kwajalein, the United States, and Japan, Coral and Concrete integrates narrative and imagery with semiotic analysis of photographs, maps, films, and music, traversing colonial tropical fantasies, tales of victory and defeat, missile testing, fisheries, war-bereavement rituals, and landowner resistance movements, from the twentieth century through the present day. Representing history as a perennial struggle between coral and concrete, the book offers an Oceanian paradigm for decolonization, resistance, solidarity, and optimism that should appeal to all readers far beyond the Marshall Islands.

Our Island Story

" Presented with all the original full-color images this edition of Our Island Story also includes the extra chapters not found in the first edition updating the reader on more of England's story.

Author: H. E. Marshall

Publisher:

ISBN: 1925729540

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 400

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This beloved history book traces the story of England from the myth of Brutus right through to the end of World War 1 in a delightful, engaging style that has made it a favorite of readers for many years. A childhood favorite of C.S. Lewis, he says in The Four Loves- "The stories are best when they are handed on and accepted as stories. I do not mean by this that they should be handed on as mere fictions (some of them are after all true). But the emphasis should be on the tale as such, on the picture which fires the imagination, the example that strengthens the will... When I was a child I had a book full of coloured pictures called Our Island Story. That title has always seemed to me to strike exactly the right note." Presented with all the original full-color images this edition of Our Island Story also includes the extra chapters not found in the first edition updating the reader on more of England's story.

Further Adventures of the Great One

What happens when a legendary trickster of folklore suddenly returns to his home islands?

Author: Daniel a Kelin II

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1490993460

Category:

Page: 42

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What happens when a legendary trickster of folklore suddenly returns to his home islands? On Majuro Atoll of the Marshall Islands, the long ago trickster Letao bursts forth from an artificial tree and faces the biggest challenge of his long, fantastical life. He wends his way through the absurdities of modern life in search of whoever it was that reshaped his lovely island world into a land without magic but plenty of crazy, large turtles. Through humorous antics and a smattering of belligerent attitude, Letao turns the upside down world, upside down. Here's a rambunctious story that begs the reader to ask some serious, and a few goofy, 'what ifs.'

The Trickster

Set in contemporary times and incorporating the legends of the trickster god Letao, this novel addresses issues large and small: evangelical Christianity, mother-child bonding, turtle flesh for sale in the supermarket, how a coconut can ...

Author: Jane Downing

Publisher: Pandanus Books

ISBN: UOM:39015058259238

Category: Australians

Page: 144

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Set in contemporary times and incorporating the legends of the trickster god Letao, this novel addresses issues large and small: evangelical Christianity, mother-child bonding, turtle flesh for sale in the supermarket, how a coconut can talk...

The Winds of Fate

The Winds of Fate Micronesian Love Story is an adventurous story about a brave, young, ambitious African American woman and university professor, who accepted the challenge to train teachers in Micronesia during the 1970s on how to educate ...

Author: Jean E. Van Keulen

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468585223

Category: Fiction

Page: 536

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The Winds of Fate Micronesian Love Story is an adventurous story about a brave, young, ambitious African American woman and university professor, who accepted the challenge to train teachers in Micronesia during the 1970s on how to educate children with handicaps in their classrooms. The obstacles she faced were enormous and the lessons she learned were immeasurable. She traveled and worked alone in places she had never heard of; each island was very different, undeveloped and undergoing major political changes. She discovered that special education concepts and practices were not part of the natives' cultures, languages, vocabulary or understanding in the societies where she worked. She had to learn how to train teachers using their cultural norms, learning styles, languages and experiences. She learned immediately that the training agenda and materials from the U.S. mainland would not work in Micronesia. She learned that the teachers used storytelling, their ancestral medium, to teach and learn; therefore, she had to change her approach overnight. She created stories every night in her hotel room to be able to train the teachers. During her seven year assignment on the islands, a riveting love story was born between her and a Micronesian man. They were two people from two different worlds, cultures, languages and ways of life but their romance became an enthralling, passionate, powerful love affair that seemed destined to happen.

Illustrated Myths and Legends of the Pacific

A collection of traditional stories from the Caroline Islands, the Chatham and Cook Islands, Fiji, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Britain, New Guinea, New Zealand, Niue, Palau Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga and Vanuatu ...

Author: A.W. Reed

Publisher: Raupo

ISBN: 0790011727

Category: Legends

Page: 159

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A collection of traditional stories from the Caroline Islands, the Chatham and Cook Islands, Fiji, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Britain, New Guinea, New Zealand, Niue, Palau Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga and Vanuatu. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.

Creation Myths of the World Parts I II

A Marshall Islands creation story contains a description of the origins of Bikini Island, where the first atomic bomb test took place and the bikini bathing ...

Author: David Adams Leeming

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598841749

Category: Reference

Page: 553

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Nearly every belief system in every part of the world has its own distinctive answers to how the world was created, often taking the form of a story or myth. These narratives offer insight into a culture's values, its world view, and its interpretations of the relationship between the individual, society, and the divine.

Storytelling and QAR Strategies

This is a story from the Marshall Islands. If you wish to tell it as a folktale from that area, then you should get a feel for the islands—where they are ...

Author: Phyllis Hostmeyer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844955

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Storytelling and QAR Strategies offers a clear, detailed explanation of this research-based, reading comprehension framework, providing teachers, school librarians, and storytellers with the tools they need to incorporate the deep learning of QAR into storytelling events and classroom work. The authors furnish traditional tales, fables, and myths related to the 12 pillars of character education, underscoring the traits of caring, citizenship, fairness, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Each story is supported by QAR questions and includes activities for pre- and post-reading, as well as complete documentation and source information.||Bundling together character education, storytelling, and QAR, the book puts all of the necessary materials at the fingertips of teachers and librarians. It is also a valuable tool for storytellers, with guidance on developing the QAR strategies around a multitude of stories. Research proves that teaching QAR strategies results in deepened student comprehension as well as higher test scores. Thanks to this book, implementing the technique has never been easier.|

Majuro

The stories look at contemporary life in the Marshall Islands: handicraft arts and culture; the revival of a traditional canoe culture; the growing use of local foods on restaurant menus; some of the best deep-sea sport fishing anywhere; ...

Author: Floyd K. Takeuchi

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 0615393888

Category: Travel

Page: 99

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Seven essays and accompanying photographs about the Marshall Islands, one of the undiscovered destinations for travelers looking for unique experiences in the Pacific. The stories look at contemporary life in the Marshall Islands: handicraft arts and culture; the revival of a traditional canoe culture; the growing use of local foods on restaurant menus; some of the best deep-sea sport fishing anywhere; the strength of local churches; private and affordable "get away islands;" and portraits of islanders. The authors, both with deep experience in Oceania, share the unique charms and attractions of the little known Marshall Islands.

Once Upon a Time in Asia

The wisdom of the many peoples and cultures of Asia through their legends and stories.

Author: James H. Kroeger

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608331901

Category: Religion

Page: 165

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The wisdom of the many peoples and cultures of Asia through their legends and stories.

RITE of BLOOD Stories Buried in the Korean War

This story is based on the hero's real life.

Author: Jerome H. Cho

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483472195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This story is based on the hero's real life. It depicts his personality and way of thinking, his love of his fatherland and brethren, His view-point of justice and sense of responsibility and moral principle is stressed and advocated. The modern warfare and advanced technique of reconnaissance are well exposed. The author is a witness of the Korean War. He holds an M A in English literature. He is the author of two other novels in Korean.