Samoa’s Journey 1962-2012: Aspects of history

Author(s): Leasiolagi Malama Meleisea, Penelope Schoeffel Meleisea, Ellie Meleisea. (editors)

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Ua sau le va'a na tiu, 'ae tali le va'a na tau, o lo'o mamaulago i le va'a na faoafolau. One boat returns from the catch; the other is tied to the shore; the third is propped up in the boat shed. In 1962, Samoa became an independent state, after just over half a century of colonisation. Since then it has achieved a remarkable amount: Samoan sportspeople, artists and performers are well known and respected throughout the region, and it has its own university, hospitals, independent media outlets and a unique parliamentary system that incorporates significant elements of Samoan culture and tradition while retaining the principles of democracy. Samoans are now spread throughout the world, and most retain strong links to their culture and families back in Samoa. The proverb above, chosen for the celebration of independent Samoa's 50th anniversary, is about the people of Samoa at home and abroad. The boat returning from fishing refers to those who have travelled to other countries; the anchored boat refers to the chiefs, orators and young men; the third boat is likened to the old people staying at home. All play their part in maintaining Samoa as a proud independent nation. Samoa's Journey 1962-2012 documents Samoa's progress as it celebrates its first 50 years of independence. Contributors Dr Karoline Afamasaga-Fuata'i Alo Silia Pausisi Apulu Lance Polu Dr Desmond Amosa Fiona Collins Epenesa Esera Talalelei Eseta Fa'afeu-Hope Fila Fuamatu Fonoti Dr Lafitai I. Fuata'i Fui Le'apai Tu'ua Ilaoa Dr Asofou So'o Gatoloaifa'ana Tilianamua Afamasaga Lealaitagomoa Dionne Fonoti Leasiolagi Dr Malama Meleisea Letuimanu'asina Dr Emma Kruse Va'ai Luagalau Eteuati Foisaga Shon Maluiao Leua Latai Muagututi'a Dr Ioana Chan Mow Ellie Meleisea Teleiai Lalotoa S. Mulitalo Patu Falefatu Sapolu Dawn Rasmussen Saumaeafe Dr Vanya Taule'alo Dr Penelope Schoeffel Seiuli Vaifou Temese Lina Tone Schuster Silafau Dr Sina Va'ai Susau Solomona Dr Tamasailau M. Suaali'i-Sauni Te'o Unasa Dr L.F. Va'a Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Tupuola Taisi Efi Felise Paulo Saigo Va'a

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Preface / Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Efi Introduction / Leasiolagi Dr Malama Meleisea Law and Custom / Patu Falefatu Sapolu, Tamasailau M. Suaalii-Sauni, Teleiai Lalotoa S. Mulitalo, Fonoti Lafitai I. Fuata’i, Seiuli Vaifou Temese & Matiu Matavai Tautunu Political Development / Fui Le’apai Tu’ua Ilaoa Professor Asofou So’o Religion / Letuimanu’asina Dr Emma Kruse Va’ai Aspects of Economic Development / Fonoti Dr. Lafitai I. Fuata’i, Felise Paulo Saigo Va’a, Te’o Unasa Dr. L.F. Va’a, Ioana Chan Mow & Desmond Amosa Aspects of Social Development / Karoline Afamasaga-Fuata’i, Gatoloai Tili Afamasaga, Epenesa Esera, Eseta Hope, Lina Tone Schuster, Luagalau Foisaga, Eteuati Shon & Alo Silia Pausisi Arts, Literature and the Media / Silafau Dr. Sina Vaai, Saumaeafe Dr. Vanya Taulealo, Fiona Collins, Lealaitagomoa Dionne Fonoti, Susau Solomona, Maluiao Leua Latai & Apulu Lance Polu Aspects of Sports Development / Dawn Rasmussen, Dr Tavita Lipine & Fila Fuamatu - Contributors Glossary of Samoan Terms Bibliography.

General Fields

  • : 9780864738356
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : August 2012
  • : New Zealand
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Leasiolagi Malama Meleisea, Penelope Schoeffel Meleisea, Ellie Meleisea. (editors)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition
  • : 996.14
  • : 245
  • : Colour and black and white illustrations