Célestine Hitiura Vaite

Tiare

January 1, 2021
Novel
308 pages
130 × 210 mm
19 €
9782367342108
978-2-3673-4210-8
Traduit de l’anglais par
Henri Theureau

Collection « Littérature »

Célestine Hitiura Vaite, Tiare
Célestine Hitiura Vaite, Tiare

After Breadfruit and Frangipani, Tiare comes to close the animated fresco of the Tehana family and its neighbourhood life on the outskirts of Papeete. Tiare is also the first name of Materena and Pito’s granddaughter who unexpectedly invites herself under their roof. An impromptu event, which brings in its wake, in an equally unpredictable way, Pito’s redemption. It is through the eyes of this “brand new” man that this third volume completes the description of a new slice of life of this Tahitian family and, with it, draws a certain Polynesia, sketched with affection, verve and lightness.

An international success, the trilogy is now published in nearly 20 countries. In the Pacific, this classic of popular literature is studied in classrooms and lecture halls.

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 Breadfruit - Frangipani - Tiare 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)

Frangipani - Frangipanier (2020)

January 1, 2021
Novel
308 pages
130 × 210 mm
19 €
9782367342108
978-2-3673-4210-8
Traduit de l’anglais par
Henri Theureau

Collection « Littérature »