the heArt of my reVersing

eBook (PDF), 104 Pages
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This collection of poems and short stories in verse show Lili Tuwai as a serious writer and poet. She writes candidly about the wounds of child sexual abuse, domestic violence, infidelity and betrayal. Her soulful verses also embrace and celebrate the joys of love, friendship, prayer, nature and wishful thinking. We are also given insight into the chore of coping with agoraphobia. Through a mix of voices and topics that mingle, merge and split, Tuwai takes us on a journey of what she calls ‘a reVersing life.’ At times she skilfully demonstrates her wit and quirky sense of humour whilst tackling hard issues that have impacted her life as well as communities everywhere. Her myths effortlessly transport us to another place in time where Time and Meaning unite to create a sustainable Past, Present and Future throughout the Pacific region.
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  • By Ada Wright
    Oct 15, 2009
    "2008 excerpt of review by Francie Campbell for Green Left Weekly" Tuwai's book is divided into five chapters as part of the process of explaining ans redeeming her story. There are poems on various issues that have plagued her - sexual abuse, agoraphobia, pain in adult relationships, and the need for find herself at one with nature and the universe. A theme in her writing in the power of these poems to assist in her ability to fight these demons. In a short poem called "Pen Point Survival" she captures this idea perfectly: She dreamt of living soley by her words For words are her wings, as flying is for birds To rise, writing down, all she needed said Inky waves pressed on paper, styled to be read.
  • By Efrem Manassey
    Jan 2, 2008
    "the heArt of my reVersing - By Lili Tuwai PhD" the heArt of my reVersing is an important work. In it Lili Tuwai rips the bark off the cockroaches, exposing abuse and betrayal in a stark new light. With pinpoint insight she skewers the evils of child sexual abuse and subsequent denial to the board. In her unique delivery she invites us to look at these brittle issues, in the hope that we will irradicate all abuse, all violence, from our society Efrem Manassey, Qio Dorsalus 2008
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First Edition
Vusa Wai Tui Publishing
October 2, 2011
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