Search for dissertations about: "Alan Duff"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the words Alan Duff.

  1. 1. The Sacrificial Child in Maori Literature: Narratives of Redemption by Keri Hulme, Patricia Grace, Witi Ihimaera, and Alan Duff

    Author : Ulrika Andersson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2008]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Maori fiction; childhood studies; Keri Hulme; Patricia Grace; Witi Ihimaera; Alan Duff; sacrificial child; children in literature;

    Abstract : This study is an examination of the theme of the sacrificial child in four of the most well-known novels by Maori authors published in the 1980s and 1990s: Keri Hulme’s The Bone People (1983), Patricia Grace’s Potiki (1986), Witi Ihimaera’s The Whale Rider (1987), and Alan Duff’s Once Were Warriors (1990). The motif of a special child whose death is the pivotal event of the narrative functions partly as a symbol of the destructive marginalization of the Maori people in colonial and postcolonial New Zealand, but it is also given a redemptive significance in that, in all the novels, the child’s death has the effect of healing and strengthening its community or family. READ MORE