Why The Bush Kanaka Speaks

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The Bush Kanaka Speaks illustrates the entire changes that came to be and how the colonisers have disrespected our culture in a very ignorant approach. “The Kiap shouts at us” is a quote from the poem used as a repetition in the stanzas to express the superiority of the white men and their imperiousness over the natives. As you read along, you will find that the author has strongly used rhetorical questions all throughout the poem to mainly produce the effect of an idea of how they might have felt like. Tawali emphasises on a very aggressive and angry mood in each stanzas as he talks about the living conditions of the white men and how they were inconsiderate of the natives. A very effectual part of the poem is the second stanza which begins

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