Pouliuli

Pouliuli What happens when an old man wakes up one morning and finds that everything around him now fills with revulsion What happens when Faleasa Osovae the highest ranking alii in the village of Maalaelua

  • Title: Pouliuli
  • Author: Albert Wendt
  • ISBN: 9780824807283
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • What happens when an old man wakes up one morning and finds that everything around him now fills with revulsion What happens when Faleasa Osovae, the highest ranking alii in the village of Maalaelua, feigns madness and throws away his responsibilities as a chief Albert Wendt is a Samoan, this novel plays in Samoa and gives a good feel for the Samoan way of life and givesWhat happens when an old man wakes up one morning and finds that everything around him now fills with revulsion What happens when Faleasa Osovae, the highest ranking alii in the village of Maalaelua, feigns madness and throws away his responsibilities as a chief Albert Wendt is a Samoan, this novel plays in Samoa and gives a good feel for the Samoan way of life and gives also an idea how New Zealand affected it.

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    1. In this tiny book's glossary, "Pouliuli" is translated as the Samoan word for "darkness". For some reason, I thought this book would be boring, but I was so wrong! This is a wonderful little book, which introduced me to Samoan culture. It follows the life of Osovae AKA Faleasa (the former is the protagonist's childhood name, while the latter is his adult name). The book starts in the presence when an elderly Faleasa suddenly realizes how lazy and greedy some of his relatives are. He wishes to be [...]

    2. In Pouliuli, a novel written by Albert Wendt, Faleasa Osovae awakens to find the life he’s been living all along is a mere façade. Pouliuli invites readers into the Samoan community of Malaelua, which is turned topsy-turvy when Faleasa misleads his aiga and community by acting maniacal. Albert Wendt ties a famous Malaelua saga about a mythological hero named Pili to Faleasa Osovae’s life. In the myth as well as in Faleasa’s story, they both had the same goal, which was to live the rest of [...]

    3. It's interesting to know how Pacific Islander interact with each other, and the conflict of their wish to become moderner.

    4. "Pouliuli" is a wonderful village drama that had captivated me from beginning to end. The whole idea of it is that the chief of the village suspects that someone is working against him. This idea had intrigued me even more. I decided to read this novel because I was looking for a book that had been written by a New Zealand author and my Dad had recommended it and spoke highly of the essential story. The category it falls under on the bingo board is "written by a New Zealand author". This categor [...]

    5. I heard about this book because someone was reading it for class, but ultimately I read it because it has one of the finest first lines I have ever encountered, which takes up one half of the entire first page: "Early on a drizzly Saturday morning Faleasa Osovaewoke with a strange bitter taste in his mouth to findat everything and everybody that he was used to and had enjoyed, and that till then had given meaning to his existence, now filled him with an almost unbearable feeling of revulsion." M [...]

    6. I studied this at Uni so I had a bit of background knowledge and some explanations along the way to add context to the book, which really brought it to life for me.I loved this story, it was so full of meaning and symbolism - some of which I would most likely have missed had it not been for studying it.A sad but believable story about change in Samoa. It's sad seeing a way of life change, but it happens and there's often nothing you can do to reverse it, no matter how much you try.Great book.

    7. I liked the idea of this book although I found it a little difficult going back and forth to the glossary. The titles of places and people are difficult and I found I often had to reread to understand what was going on. Thankfully it is a short book. Since I often go to New Zealand and have often been to Samoa, I am a little bit familiar with the charming people and the culture. The premise of the book is very good and I probably should reread it as I suspect the problems I have are with me, not [...]

    8. Re-read Pouliuli after finding my university copy at my parents' place. I wish I could find someone like Professor Lock to introduce me to more works by authors from the Pacific. I've found their writings resonate with the part of me that lives by the ocean, and needing to shed many layers of what the world expects of us. This review makes no sense, but I stick by it.

    9. A vivid exploration of traditional Samoan culture and the state of man. The story and the characters evolve to show that though people may be a world away we are not that different in the end, as we will all have to return to the pouliuli (darkness) from wenst we came.

    10. Another one that strikes close to home.ading it a second time helped me appreciate Wendt's style in addition to the story itself

    11. starts off very cool and funny with him being disgusted and vomiting all over the place, but never quite regains that, although there's some good bits and pieces throughout.

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