Taloi Havini's first publication Reclamation is a visceral account of Havini’s ongoing investigation into history, the environment and nation-building within the social structures of her birthplace, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Reclamation, in Havini’s words, is 'an honouring of my ancestral homeland and my people'. Through a continuous unfolding, Havini expands understandings of Bougainville, adding new narratives that are informed by indigenous knowledge and shared experiences. Her work is a reclamation of land and country, rewriting histories and narratives so that the people of Bougainville become the agents of their own representations.
30 x 24x 3.8cm
softcover with slipcase