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Why did I write ‘Afakasi Woman’?

I was an English teacher in Samoa for several years. The challenge was how to help nurture a love for reading in my students – when usually all we had were books written by white people, set in white people places, in a world where white people did all the thinking/talking/acting/feeling, and the rest of… Continue reading Why did I write ‘Afakasi Woman’?

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She’s Sunshine on Crack

You know what irks me? When Big Daughter wants to buy a new book for her Kindle she is sunshine on crack. 'Hi Mum, guess what?!' (gleeful. Like she has news that will transport ME into throes of ecstasy.) Me. Suspicious. 'What?' Her. 'The latest Rick Riordan book is out! The one we've been waiting… Continue reading She’s Sunshine on Crack