Bwai ni Kiribati: Artefacts of Experience
Bwai ni Kiribati blends Tony Whincup's lively and discerning ethnographic essays with his outstanding photos of Kiribati, 30 years on from its birth as an independent nation of Pacific islands that touch all four hemispheres of the globe.
The book covers traditions, meeting houses, dance, canoes and objects of daily life.
Tony Whincup is Associate Professor at Massey University, and head of the School of Visual & Material Culture in the College of Creative Arts at the Wellington campus. Tony has 30+ years of experience photographing and writing about Kiribati. His publications include: Nareau's Nation â�� A Portrait of the Gilbert Islands, Kiribati, and Akekeia! Traditional Dance in Kiribati, which won the Montana Book Award in 2002. His most recent work has focused upon the potential effects of climate change on the countryâ��s traditional knowledge systems. In 2008 Tony was awarded the Boutakan Toronibwain Kiribati (BTK â�� Kiribati Order of Merit) for his services to the country.