Sons for the Return Home

Sons for the Return Home

Book - 1973
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The two lovers -both university students -in this novel face many cultural difficulties. She is a white New Zealander, blonde, outgoing, daughter of a successful businessman; he is the son of xenophobic Samoan immigrants to New Zealand, dark, reticent and bitter about his tenuous position as a "coconut islander" in white society. Indeed, this is also the story of two conflicting South Pacific nations - New Zealand and Samoa - whose inhabitants tend to translate racial pride into racist contempt for others. Told in the flat, passionless voice of the nameless boy, this allegory, rich in both history and geographic detail, demonstrates the problems of cultural cohabitation.
Publisher: Auckland : Longman Paul, 1973.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 218 p. ;,21 cm.

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