Coconut Milk (Sun Tracks)

* Read # Coconut Milk (Sun Tracks) by Dan Taulapapa McMullin Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB. Coconut Milk (Sun Tracks) His work illuminates the ongoing resistance to colonialism and the remarkable resilience of Pacific Islanders and queer-identified peoples. Coconut Milk is a fresh, new poetry collection that is a sensual homage to place, people, love, and lust. The first collection by Samoan writer and painter Dan Taulapapa McMullin, the poems evoke both intimate conversations and provocative monologues that allow him to explore the complexities of being a queer Samoan in the United States. In doing so,

Coconut Milk (Sun Tracks)

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Rating : 4.22 (541 Votes)
Asin : 0816530521
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 80 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-04-30
Language : English

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His work illuminates the ongoing resistance to colonialism and the remarkable resilience of Pacific Islanders and queer-identified peoples. Coconut Milk is a fresh, new poetry collection that is a sensual homage to place, people, love, and lust. The first collection by Samoan writer and painter Dan Taulapapa McMullin, the poems evoke both intimate conversations and provocative monologues that allow him to explore the complexities of being a queer Samoan in the United States. In doing so, he disrupts popular notions of a beautiful Polynesia available for the taking, and carves out new avenues of meaning for Pacific Islanders of Oceania. McMullin’s Fa’a Fafine identity—the ability to walk between and embody both the masculine and feminine—creates a grounded and dynamic voice throughout the collection. Throughout the collection, McMullin illustrates various manifestations of geopolitical, cultural, linguistic, and sexual colonialism. Through a uniquely Samoan practice of storytelling, McMullin contributes to the growing and vibrant body of queer Indigenous literature..   McMullin seamlessly flows between exposing the ironies of Tiki kitsch–inspired cultural appropriation and intimate snapshots of Samoan people and place. It also fosters a creative dialogue between Fa’a Fafine people and trans-Indigenous movements

"This book gave me a lot to think about as a reader even while leaving me envious of his crafting of poems. You know you impress another poet when they think, 'Wow, I wish I’d written that!'"—Anita Endrezze in The Raven Chronicles

"It was my favorite text that was read in class" according to Amazon Customer. I went into reading Coconut Milk knowing as much about Samoa as a quarter long Pacific Lit class could teach, but after reading this book I felt much more aware. It was my favorite text that was read in class.The first hand experiences and fictional stories blend into a cohesive portrayal of how one might feel as a fa’afafine or just a Samoan in general. Coconut Milk deals with colonialism, pop culture, being a fa’afafine and gay, heritage, as well as trying to find a place in a world while feeling stuck between two cultures. If interested in learning about Samoa, how one might feel if they're split bet

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