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Sekove Degei

Art and Design
University of south pacific


I am the coordinator for the Fijian Studies programme. I currently teach the following courses: •    LL161: Fijian Language Studies I – Vakadidike Vosa Vakaviti I •    LL262: Fijian Orature/Literature II – Umavosa Maroroi Vakaviti II •    LL362: Orality, Literacy and Culture – Umavosa Maroroi Vakaviti III

Research Interest

I have two main areas of research interest. The first is the vanua in the pre-Christian and colonial era and the culture of the itaukei in the present day. The second is the itaukei language, its orature and verbal art.


  • Tomlinson, M. and Degei, S. B. (2016). Theologies of Mana and Sau in Fiji. In: New Mana: Transformations of a classic concept in Pacific languages and cultures. Monographs in anthropology series. ANU Press, The Australian National University, pp. 237-256. ISBN 9781760460075 (paperback) 9781760460082 (ebook)

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