Where We Once Belonged (Paperback)

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By Sia Figiel (Editor)
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A bestseller in New Zealand and winner of the prestigious Commonwealth Prize, Sia Figiel's debut marks the first time a novel by a Samoan woman has been published in the United States. Figiel uses the traditional Samoan storytelling form of su'ifefiloi to talk back to Western anthropological studies of Samoan women and culture. Told in a series of linked episodes, this powerful and highly original narrative follows 13-year-old Alofa Filiga as she navigates the mores and restrictions of her village and comes to terms with her own search for identity.
"A story of Samoan puberty blues, in which Gauguin is dead but Elvis lives on." -Vogue Australia
"A storytelling triumph." -Elle Australia

Product Details
ISBN: 9781885030276
ISBN-10: 1885030274
Publisher: Kaya/Muae
Publication Date: November 2nd, 1999
Pages: 248
Language: English