Tukuni! Uwe, uwe! And so the story starts. Tukuni is the iTaukei word for a story, and ‘uwe, uwe’ is the response from the audience sprawled on the mat around the tale teller if they wish to listen. But Tukuni is a special sort of story – not a myth or a legend, not a fanciful yarn, a romantic saga or even a chronicle of events.