Samoan Queer Lives

Samoan Queer Lives

Book - 2018
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Samoan Queer Lives delves into the unique lives of Samoan people who are 'fa`afafine' - broadly understood in the Western interpretation as persons who are of transgender, intersexed and third sex, or gay, lesbian and bisexual origin. This book, the first of its kind, is edited and written by fa`afafine. Here fa`afafine share their stories in their own words.
Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand :, Little Island Press,, [2018].
Branch Call Number: 306.76 SAM
Characteristics: 197 pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,24 cm.

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‘Samoan Queer Lives’ launched at Tūranga

There was colour, laughter, and stories galore at Tūranga on Thursday evening  for the New Zealand launch of Samoan Queer Lives.  MC'ed by well-known fa'afafine Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann (Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit) this was a joyful yet thought-provoking evening that I was proud to be a part of.  In a discussion led by Samoan-born artist and fa'afafine Yuki Kihara, a selection… (more)

‘Samoan Queer Lives’ launched at Tūranga

There was colour, laughter, and stories galore at Tūranga on Thursday evening  for the New Zealand launch of Samoan Queer Lives.  MC'ed by well-known fa'afafine Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann (Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit) this was a joyful yet thought-provoking evening that I was proud to be a part of.  In a discussion led by Samoan-born artist and fa'afafine Yuki Kihara, a selection… (more)


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From the voices of fa’afafine themselves, the editors bring together art, poetry, writing and interviews to delve into the unique lives of Samoan people who are fa`afafine, transgender, and queer. 14 autobiographical stories invite the reader to take part in a personal conversation, hearing direc... Read More »


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