Original work 海浪的記憶
Author Syaman Rapongan
Translator Marie-Paule Chamayou
Publisher Tigre de Papier
Publication year 2011
   Page 257
Language French
ISBN/ISSN 978-2-917969-11-3
  • Abstract

Syaman Rapongan was born in 1957 at Lanyu( also known as Orchid Island), where it is called “Island of human” by his tribe Tao. Syaman Rapongan is not only a writer, but also a pioneer of tribe rectification, autonomy movement, and anti-nuclear waste movement at Lanyu. He holds a bachelor’s degree of French Literature from Tamkang University, and a master’s degree of anthropology from Tsinghua University. Syaman Rapongan writes down the life style and experiences of Tao. He also joins his people as an aboriginal anthropologist to build canoes and to catch flying fish. He published 4 books from 1992 to 2002, including prose and novels. His novels are mostly about Tao’s mythology, whereas his prose describes the personal emotion of his life in Lanyu and in Taiwan. Memory of the ocean waves is a collection of his prose that is divided into two volumes. By writing aboriginal life style, Syaman Rapongan tries to provoke Taiwanese aboriginal people to identify themselves with their cultures.

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