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Cultural Initiation

Raylene Ramsay (ed.)

in Nights of Storytelling: A Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832223
eISBN:
9780824871284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832223.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

An important function of Kanak oral literature is to teach children about the constituent elements of the Kanak world. Stories explain natural phenomena and the supernatural realm; the organization ... More


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