‘Our Heritage, The Ocean’ is a compilation of the top stories from the 2015 Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story Competition.
What’s life like in the beautiful Pacific? 556 more words
Imagine if you will, a backdrop of soft whispering waterfalls, sun-kissed cornfields, and baked grassy hills. At night, you hear the hissing spray of waves and the roaring of the sea, with the haunting light of the moon in the dark of the sky. 639 more words
One of my reading goals for 2017 was to read more books by indigenous authors and because of that project I had the pleasure of picking up Island of Shattered Dreams. 645 more words
“Where do you come from?” “Where were you born?”
Yes, I have been asked these questions many times over the years. On the surface it appears innocuous, but for me personally, I grow tired of such questions as it poses an underlying sense of prejudice and an assumption that I am not originally from New Zealand. 665 more words