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Lauga: Understanding Samoan oratory

Lauga: Understanding Samoan oratory (Hardback)

By Muaiava, Sadat
Designed by van Staden, Megan
Edited by McIntyre, Teresa

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Lauga or Samoan oratory is a premier cultural practice in the faasamoa (Samoan culture), a sacred ritual that embodies all that faasamoa represents, such as identity, inheritance, respect, service, gifting, reciprocity and knowledge. Delivered as either lauga faamatai (chiefly sp...eeches) and lauga faalelotu (sermons), lauga is captivating and endowed with knowledge, praxis and skill. Lauga is enjoyed by many, but today many Samoan people, especially in the Samoan diaspora, also remain disconnected from it and lack proficiency in its rhetorical inventory. It is critical that the knowledge and skills that underpin lauga are retained. This accessible book explains the intricacies of lauga and its key stages and is an ideal companion for those who may be called upon to speak at significant occasions, those wanting to improve their knowledge and skills, and all those interested in faasamoa. The insights of its expert author and 20 guest writers, many of whom are well-known and respected orators, combine to share knowledge and uphold a vital practice.
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ISBN 9780995138445
Published NZ 9 Jun 2022
Publisher Te Papa Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780995138445
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Publisher Te Papa Press
Imprint Te Papa Press
Published 9 Jun 2022
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Muaiava, Sadat
Designed by van Staden, Megan
Edited by McIntyre, Teresa
Category Cultural Studies
Indigenous Peoples
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 189mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade