Books set in Samoa (10)


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Afakasi Woman by Lani Wendt Young EN

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Country: Oceania / Samoa flag Samoa
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A collection of 24 short stories; the joys and tribulations of being a woman in Samoa and the struggles brought to an island nation by climate change.

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Coconut Milk by Dan Taulapapa McMullin EN

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Country: Oceania / Samoa flag Samoa
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Coconut Milk is the first book-length collection of poems by contemporary queer Samoan writer and painter Dan Taulapapa McMullin. His poems humorously attack cultural appropriation, gender, and the hypocrisies of Western influence in Oceania today. Pulling at the stereotype of a beautiful Polynesia available for the taking, his poems challenge and carve out new avenues of meaning for Pacific Islanders.

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Declaración de independencia

Declaración de independencia by Albert Wendt ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Samoa flag Samoa
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Albert Wendt, nacido en Samoa en 1939, es considerado una de las figuras más relevantes de la literatura del Pacífico. Ha publicado novelas, relatos y poesía, teatro y crítica literaria y ha editado numerosas antologías de literatura del Pacífico. Se ha convertido en uno de los autores más prolíficos y aclamados de la zona, como se evidencia en los numerosos galardones que ha recibido. En la actualidad vive en Nueva Zelanda y es profesor emérito en la Universidad de Auckland.Declaración de Independencia es uno de sus relatos... continue

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El Lugar Donde Nacimos

El Lugar Donde Nacimos by Sia Figiel ES

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Country: Oceania / Samoa flag Samoa
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La explosión de las fantasías y pesadillas de la adolescencia en el marco de la Polinesia retratada más allá de tópico idílico. «Gauguin ha muerto. No existe el paraíso» (de Alofa) A través del relato de Alofa, la protagonista, tres adolescentes samoanas comienzan a desvelar los tabús de la sexualidad y la ausencia de veracidad en las afirmaciones de los mayores, y aprenden así a sus expensas el rigor de la hipocresía social. El efecto de contraste entre la amargura del anecdotario familiar y la l&iacut... continue

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La muchacha en el círculo de la luna by Sia Figiel ES

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Country: Oceania / Samoa flag Samoa
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Por las noches nos sentamos en la hierba. Tanto si está húmeda como si está seca. Si ha llovido como si no. Y hablamos de las otras chicas. Los parientes de la gente. Los chicos. Y la comida. Anoche la familia de Moa cenó kale pisupu. Preparado con leche de coco y daditos de papa. Es la única familia de Malaefou que lo prepara así. La única. Con un gran bol de arroz. "Y aun podíamos haber tomado segundos -dijo-; incluso terceros". Pero ella estaba demasiado llena. Y le dio sus sobras a "Whiskey", nuestro perro, que sabe donde arrimarse por las noches. Telelei no dijo lo que cenaron. Y nadie pr... continue

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Teine Samoa by Dahlia Malaeulu EN

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Teine Samoa means Samoan girl. It's a label that carries with it an unspoken duty to obey, serve and respect your family and Samoan culture. But who can be teine Samoa? When should you be teine Samoa? And how can you be teine Samoa outside of Samoa? Lani is an afakasi, and is unsure of her Samoan heritage and what being Samoan even means. But one thing she knows for sure is that she's afraid of Vai and the 'Real Samoans'. Masina, the free-spirited daughter of a Church Minister, is bound by parental expectations and struggling to fulfill the destiny set by her parents. Teuila is the good Island... continue

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Telesa by Lani Wendt Young EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Samoa flag Samoa
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When Leila moves to Samoa, all she wants is a family, a place to belong. Instead she discovers the local ancient myths of the telesa spirit women are more than just scary stories. The more she finds out about her heritage, the more sinister her new home turns out to be. Embraced by a Covenant Sisterhood of earth's elemental guardians - what will Leila choose? Her fiery birthright as a telesa? Or will she choose the boy who offers her his heart? Daniel - stamped with the distinctive tattoo markings of a noble Pacific warrior and willing to risk everything for the chance to be with her. Can thei... continue

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The Girl in the Moon Circle by Sia Figiel EN

Rating: 1 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Samoa flag Samoa
Description:
Western Samoan novel in English.

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They who Do Not Grieve by Sia Figiel EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Oceania / Samoa flag Samoa
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Weaving together the stories of three generations of Samoan women, contrasting the traditional and the modern,They Who Do Not Grieveis a stunning new novel from one of the Pacific's most exciting writers. Malu, brought up by her grandmother, has only a ghostly memory of her dead mother. And 'malu' is also the name of the Samoan woman's traditional tattoo, and the shame and grief not completing the tattoo ceremony can haunt a life forever. Young Malu, watching the Americans living on the island, sees the modern way, the Nineties discontent overtaking the Sixties notions of an island paradise, w... continue

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Where We Once Belonged

Where We Once Belonged by Sia Figiel EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Samoa flag Samoa
Description:
Thirteen-year-old Alofa Filiga struggles to come to terms with womanhood, her search for identity, and the restrictions of life in her Samoan village.