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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 necessary aspect 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 thoughts, files, and photographs from displaced islanders, colonial directors, and staff of the mining corporation. Her compelling narrative reminds us of what's at stake every time the pursuits of commercial agriculture and indigenous minorities come into clash. The Banaban event bargains perception into the plight of different island peoples dealing with pressured migration because of human effect at the environment.

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