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Beyond Paradise : Rights of Passage

Author :  Satendra Nandan

Product Details

  • Country Fiji
  • Publisher The Pacific writing Forum
  • ISBN9789823660226
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2010
  • Bib. Infoxi. 225p. ; 21cm.
  • Categories1. Fijian literature (English) 2. Autobiographical fiction, Fijian
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Included in this volume are seven journeys covering fifty years. Each can be read as a rite of passage. Satendra Nandan calls the ‘Rights of Passage’. His girmit grandparents – maternal and paternal – had crossed the kalapani of the seven seas to arrive in Fiji around the 1890s. These voyages of self-discovery and self-reflexivity chart different paths from and within Fiji: the first flight from Nadi Airport to his mother’s Antyesti Samskara at the Wailoaloa crematorium. The ‘lyrical beauty and ethical depth’ of a writer’s experience in Fiji, India, Australia are refracted in each piece: a rare revelation of the journey into one’s self.

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