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By Tau'au Filisi, Helen
"The play Tagaloalagi intertwines the oral ancient Samoan myth of Tagalolagi with his namesake Tagi, a boy of the 1990s caught in the dilemma of choosing between the values of his cultural upbringing and popular society's peer pressure. This play is the second play in the play se...ries with Maui and Sina being the first play in the series"--Back cover.Read more
"The play begins with a retelling of the ancient Samoan tragic love story of Vaea and Apaula and the sacred steps that are learnt from the story. It is Tigilau's Grenpa who intitally tells the story in wanting to share the story with his own grandson to then pass onto next genera...tions. However, it is Ofisa, Tigilau's cousin, who is under pressure from his father to do well in school who also needs to hear and heed the story. This play is the fourth play in the Pasifika play series of Maui and Sina; Tagaloalagi; and Su'e the lost son."--Back cover.Read more
By Tau'au Filisi, Helen; Illustrated by Tauau, Anna-Maria
A first poetry collection by the author that features themes including her interest in faith, educational disparaties, Samoan culture, living in Mangere, motherhood, poverty etc.
This play is an adaptation of the famous comedy play by William Shakespeare set in Polensia, a Polynesian tropical paradise. Four Polensia lovers become entangled in a trick by the mischievous Puka and his deity Moso''s plan to play a trick on them. Balance is later restored by P...uka but not without its complications.
Illustrated by Filisi, Glorielle; By Tau'au Filisi, Helen
Maui and Sina are ancient mythological figures in Maori and Pasifika legends that have been brought to life for new generations in this play.
The play spans oral tradition as if follows the origins of Papa, Rangi and their children to new lands. It then spans the epic journey of... the traditional Siakisone family coming to terms with new values and religious ideas from afar.
When Maui meets Sina their relationship cannot continue as Maui's family immigrates to the new land of New Zealand. They meet again in New Zealand under tragic circumstances as the family bears the hardship of losing a family member through the values of the new society.
This play is the first in a series.Read more
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