Person

Michelle Johansson

Thesis

“I am the play”: The drama of authenticity in John Kneubuhl’s Mele Kanikau

This research engages with the work of afakasi American-American Samoan playwright John Kneubuhl. As a polycultural, pan-Pacific dramatist, Kneubuhl’s work explores post-colonial discourses, power structures and social and cultural hierarchies. An afakasi playwright also concerned with authenticity, Kneubuhl wrote from both inside and outside these...