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Afakasi Woman

Book Author
Wendt Young, Lani
OneTree House
198 x 130mm
Publication Date
September 2020
Rights Available
World excl ANZ and the Pacific Islands
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About the Book

A collection of 17 short stories that cover the joys, trials, tragedies and tribulations of being a woman of Samoa. Subjects cover child and sexual abuse, religion and conservative social mores, and the struggles brought to an island national by climate change. Short-listed for the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and young Adults.

About the Author

Lani Wendt Young was born in Apia, Samoa. A published writer, editor, and journalist and the author of nine books including the bestselling Telesā series. Her YA Telesā Series is a core text in university Pacific Literature papers throughout the world, ranked number one on the Top Rated World Literature listing and the most borrowed books by any Pasifika writer in the Auckland Libraries. Wendt Young’s 2015 contemporary romance series – Scarlet Lies debuted on the Australian Top 100 bestseller list and was Amazon’s number one Hot New Release.