Ecofeminism from a Māori Perspective: Mana Wāhine and Contemporary Women’s Poetry in Aotearoa New Zealand

Paola Della Valle (Università degli Studi di Torino)

Abstract

Il movimento mana wāhine può essere letto come una versione māori di eco- femminismo. Questa definizione, però, ne limita la portata e il significato pro- fondo, che possono essere compresi solo alla luce di un diverso paradigma culturale. La silloge poetica Tātai Whetū, in māori e inglese, confluita poi nel volume Matariki, sciame di stelle, con annessa traduzione italiana, costituisce un esempio di poesia scritta nella tradizione mana wāhine, ovvero un genere letterario che declina attivismo politico, ambientalismo, femminismo e uno stretto legame con le radici culturali māori.

DOI: 10.17456/SIMPLE-174

Parole chiave: poesia māori, ecofemminismo, mana wāhine, Tātai Whetū, Matariki, sciame di stelle.

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