By Katerina Martina Teaiwa
Consuming Ocean Island tells the tale of the land and folks of Banaba, a small Pacific island, which, from 1900 to 1980, was once seriously mined for phosphate, a vital element in fertilizer. As mining stripped away the island's floor, the land was once rendered uninhabitable, and the indigenous Banabans have been relocated to Rabi Island in Fiji. Katerina Martina Teaiwa tells the tale of this human and ecological calamity by means of weaving jointly stories, documents, and pictures from displaced islanders, colonial directors, and staff of the mining corporation. Her compelling narrative reminds us of what's at stake each time the pursuits of business agriculture and indigenous minorities come into clash. The Banaban event bargains perception into the plight of alternative island peoples dealing with compelled migration due to human impression at the environment.
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Consuming Ocean Island: Stories of People and Phosphate from Banaba (Tracking Globalization) by Katerina Martina Teaiwa