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Pacific Diaspora: Island Peoples in the United States and Across the Pacific         
Pacific Islander Americans constitute one of the United States' least understood ethnic groups. As expected, stereotypes abound: Samoans are good at football; Hawaiians make the best surfers; all Tahitians dance.

Although Pacific history, society, and culture have been the subjects of much scholarly research and writing, the lives of Pacific Islanders in the diaspora (particularly in the U.S.) have received far less attention. The contributors to this volume of articles and essays compiled by the Pacific Islander Americans Research Project hope to rectify this oversight.

Albert Wendt, one of New Zealand’s and the Pacific’s foremost storytellers, has won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for the Asia Pacific Region.

Journey through the many stories and worlds of the immortal Vela - Vela, so red and ugly at birth they called him the Cooked; Vela the lonely admirer of pigs and the connoisseur of feet; Vela the lover of song maker Mulialofa the Boneman.
Follow him down through the centuries on his travels, encountering the single-minded society of the Tagata-Nei and the Smellocracy of Olfact. Accompany him, too, as he recounts the stories of Lady Nafanua, the fearsome warrior queen, before whose powers travelling chroniclers still bow down today.
Pacific Islands: Myths and Wonders of the Southern Seas (Journeys Through World/Nature) 
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Former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer to Samoa pens thriller rich with deadly action, clashing egos, and battles for power. 


An assassin decapitates a U.S. congressman in American Samoa then targets independent Samoa. Polynesian beauty Pua, the sole agent of the Samoan Secret Service, must protect their national leader—her grandfather. With an anti-colonial chip on her shoulder and a black belt to back it up, she faces a down-on-his-luck CIA agent and a rogue New Zealand diplomat. They close in on each other and the warrior-assassin as they race to uncover Robert Louis Stevenson’s secret, which leads to evidence that could re-ignite civil war—a war that a shadowy chief tries to start.

"A fast-paced, multi-faceted tale that will keep you entertained from start to finish . . .” 
~ Don Messerschmidt, award winning author, editor, and anthropologist.

"This is the book for you if you're hunting for a good read on something 'Pacific Islandish' with a dash of failed James Bond tryst, which adds all the more humour to it."

~ Mai Life Magazine, Suva, Fiji

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