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Whispers & Vanities Synopsis

This collection of essays and selected poetry responds to an address on Samoan religious culture given by Samoa's Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Tupuola Tufuga Efi, to the 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions. The address challenges some fundamental aspects of and assumptions in modern Samoan indigenous religious culture.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781775501602
Publication date: 11th November 2019
Author: Tupuloa Tufuga Efi, Maualaivao Albert Wendt, Vitolia Moa, Jenny Plane Te Paa Daniel
Publisher: Huia Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 350 pages
Categories: Sociology: customs & traditions, Literary essays, Poetry by individual poets,

About Tupuloa Tufuga Efi, Maualaivao Albert Wendt, Vitolia Moa, Jenny Plane Te Paa Daniel

There are thirty-eight contributing authors to the collection, including Samoa's Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Tupuola Tufuga Efi, and a diverse range of prominent Pacific and non-Pacific writers, poets, theologians and academics (from theology and religious studies, to sociology, psychology, history and education). These include Maualaivao Albert Wendt, Vitolia Mo'a, Jenny Plane Te Paa Daniel, Momoe Von Reiche, Paul Morris, Raymond Pelly, Serie Barford, Jione Havea, Upolu Luma Va'ai, Ruperake Petaia, Fonoti Lafitai I. Fuata'i, Bradd Shore, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Toeolesulusulu Damon I. Salesa, Tui Rakuita, Cluny Macpherson and La'avasa Macpherson, Tafea Brandon Polamalu, Anne-Marie ...

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