USP Bookshop and FALE Launch 3 Pacific History Books
Date: July, 04, 2019 08:53 Age: 13 days
Congratulations to Prof Brij V Lal, Drs Max Quanchi and Max Shekleton, and Sr Alaima Talu on the launch of their books by USP Press at Laucala Campus yesterday. All three books explore unique aspects of Pacific history and are available for purchase from the USP Bookshop, with prices starting at $30.
Dr Anurag Subramani introduced Prof Lal's "Road to Mr Tulsi's Store" as a "fusion of history, memory and imagination" in which Lal bears witness to his time and place. A must-read for all Fijians! Lal joined the discussion via skype and spoke on the importance of USP Press for the future of Pacific scholarship and writing.
Associate Professor Morgan Tuimaleali'ifano introduced Quanchi and Shekleton's new history of colonial Fiji titled "An Ideal Colony and Epitome of Progress". The book features hundreds of picture postcards from the 19th and 20th centuries and is an excellent resource for high school teachers in Fiji.
In addition to launching his own book, Dr Max Quanchi promoted the exciting new history of education in Kiribati by Sr Alaima Talu. Entitled "A Quiet Revolution - Catholic Education and the schooling of girls in Kiribati", it documents the transformations within Kiribati schools during decolonisation. Special thanks to USP Press, the Research Office and the USP History team for supporting this pioneering work by an inspiring indigenous author.