Célestine Hitiura Vaite

Frangipanier

Frangipani

October 1, 2020
Novel
340 pages
130 × 210 mm
19 €
9782367342092
978-2-3673-4209-2
Traduit de l'anglais par
Henri Theureau

Collection « Littérature »

Célestine Hitiura Vaite, Frangipanier
Célestine Hitiura Vaite, Frangipanier

The second volume of a trilogy that depicts the lives of little people in Tahiti, Frangipani brings us back to its endearing community and the ties that keep it alive: Materena, Pito and their children who have grown up, as well as all the members of their neighbourhood, cousins and aunts. Always in the freshness and cheerfulness that crosses Breadfruit, Leilani, Materena’s daughter, shows her impulses of emancipation, for her as for her mother, in the face of the burdens of Tahitian society. Approached with the humor, sensitivity and style punctuated by the accents of true speech, this reality is savored in a cocktail that made the success of the previous novel and has lost none of its flavor.

Notably published in Holland, England, the United States, Canada, Italy, Spain, Norway, Finland and Brazil, Frangipanier was a finalist for the New South Wales-Australia Literary Grand Prize in 2005 and the Orange Prize in 2006.

The author

Célestine Hitiura Vaite, originally from Tahiti, currently lives in Australia. Since the international success of the trilogy - the original English version of which has been translated and published in seventeen countries - the author for whom c Pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing, she aims to write stories in pre-Contact Tahiti, “when the ancestors were poets and philosophers”. As a teacher, Célestine works particularly with young audiences in the Pacific (Australian, French, Polynesian or Aboriginal) and has collaborated on several literary productions (plays, children’s books).

Infos

A family saga not to be missed.
A true animated fresco of the Tehana family and its life in the neighbourhood around Papeete, the trilogy of BreadfruitFrangipaniTiare plunges us into the daily life of Materena, her tāne Pito, their three children and their granddaughter. An amusing and moving saga that takes a deep look at a certain Polynesia, seen from the working class neighborhoods, with affection, verve and lightness.

Bibliography

Breadfruit—L’arbre à pain (2020)

TiareTiare (2021)

October 1, 2020
Novel
340 pages
130 × 210 mm
19 €
9782367342092
978-2-3673-4209-2
Traduit de l'anglais par
Henri Theureau

Collection « Littérature »