They Who Do Not Grieve
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|Format:||Paperback, 256 pages|
|Other Information: ||geneal. table|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 06 September 2001|
Weaving together the stories of three generations of Samoan women, contrasting the traditional and the modern, They Who Do Not Grieve is 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, whilst hearing tales from the older Samoan women of the old life. Although destined to repeat the patterns of the past, Malu can turn them into vivid stories for the future
About the Author
Sia Figiel is the first contemporary woman novelist from Samoa. Where We Once Belonged won a 1997 Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book prize and has been translated into several European languages. She is also the author of The Girl In The Moon Circle and of a collection of prose and poetry, To a Young Artist in Contemplation.
A fictional Coming of Age in Samoa for the new millennium - an exciting new voice from the Pacific with a magical blend of myth, dreamtime and harsh real life 20010730
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 13.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.28 kg)|