Books

When a boy helps free a dolphin tangled in a discarded fishing net, they develop an unexpected friendship. "Once there was a boy who lived by the sea. He loved the sea and he swam in it every day he could ... which was most days. [+]
Yu tok wanem?
Following in the steps of an earlier volume, Media, Information and Development in Papua New Guinea, by Papoutsaki and Rooney (2006), young, emerging and established researchers associated with the Communication Arts Department at Divine Word University have come together to write about issues involving mainstream media, social concerns, development and the information gap and teaching and training the young media and communication professionals. [+]
Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific
A comprehensive "hidden stories of the Pacific" media and communication book about many of the region’s major issues of the past two decades such as the Fiji coups, Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville war and resource development crises, nuclear testing and health challenges, environmental degradation and climate change. [+]
Creativity and climate change in the Pacific
Dreadlocks was originally published as the literary journal of the School of Language, Arts and Media at the University of the South Pacific (USP), by the Pacific Writing Forum (PWF). This special issue of Dreadlocks includes the proceedings of the Oceans, Islands and Skies - Oceanic Conference on Creativity and Climate Change – The Role of Writers, Artists and the Media in Environmental Challenges in the Pacific. The OIS-OCCCC was held from 13-17 September 2010 at the Laucala Campus of the University of the South Pacific in Suva. [+]
The Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior - 30th Anniversary Edition
On 10 July 1985, French secret agents bombed the Greenpeace campaign flagship Rainbow Warrior in Auckland Harbour, New Zealand. Portuguese-born photographer Fernando Pereira died in the sabotage outrage that shook the world. [+]
Fatu Feu`u is an internationally recognised Samoan-New Zealand artist. He has been pivotal in shaping the interest in contemporary Pacific art globally and nurturing a generation of Pacific artists locally, leading to his reputation as the Father of contemporary Pacific art. In this book, Fatu shares his story, from wilful Samoan-village boy, to New Zealand factory-worker immigrant, to leader in his home communities and the global art world. [+]
A Sāmoan Language Coursebook, Revised Edition (2009)
Gagana Sāmoa is a modern Sāmoan language resource. Designed for both classroom and personal use, it features a methodical approach suitable for all ages; an emphasis on patterns of speech and communication through practice and examples; 10 practical dialogues covering everyday social situations; an introduction to the wider culture of fa`asāmoa through photographs; more than 150 exercises to reinforce comprehension; a glossary of all Sāmoan words used in the coursebook; oral skills supplemented with audio files available on a separate CD. [+]
Audio CD to accompany Gagana Sāmoa, A Sāmoan Language Coursebook, Revised Edition (2009). [+]
That first night in Sāmoa, Ana slept next to her grandmother on an old bed with sheets that smelled of mothballs. Now it was morning and as she opened her eyes, Ana saw that the other side of the bed was empty. She sat up and looked across the room. [+]
Often fiction allows authors to tell truths that otherwise would be too painful. Sia Figiel is uninhibited in The Girl in the Moon Circle, an observation of life in Samoa for perceptive and inquisitive 10-year old Samoana. Samoana describes the detail of her life so well that we are both outraged and charmed by it. She talks about school, church, friends, family violence, having refrigerators and television for the first time, crushes on boys, and legends. [+]
Tutuila Manu'a Upolu Savai'i – 2nd Edition (1990)
Comprehensive reference and travel maps of both American and Western Samoa for resident and visitor. An accurate guide to the Heart of Polynesia. By James A. Bier, cartographer [+]
The Reverend Joseph Waterhouse witnessed Fijian life at the earliest stages of the nineteenth century. His work offers an excellent insight into the traditional Fijian way of life. [+]
O le pō muamua i Sāmoa, na momoe ai Ana ma lona tinā matua i luga o se moega tuāi lava, ma `a`āfu i ni `ie`afu namu atigi mogamoga. Ua malama le taeao, ma e ala a`e Ana, ua leai se `olomatua. [+]
Who and where is the missing King? And what of his people - how will they reclaim their past in a world that is layered and wrapped in the history of others? [+]
Evotia Tamua's photographic essay on Pacific Islands life in the city of Auckland, New Zealand. Full colour and b/w photographs. [+]
Founded at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1994, this peer-reviewed research journal explores journalism, media issues, communication and diversity in the South Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. [+]
The story of the greatest natural disaster Samoa has ever known
An informative, sensitively articulated and beautifully woven story about the 2009 Pacific Tsunami that lovingly shares the voices and experiences of those who survived, those who did not and those [+]
Ruthless Tidal Wave THIS edition of Pacific Journalism Review began with a theme around ‘Endangered Journalists’. However, by the time it was into full editorial production it was clear that this was also about the global silence and injustice imposed on West Papua and the ‘endangered’ indigenous people in this mountainous land on the cusp of Asia and the Pacific. [+]
AMIC Asian Communications Series
A special book edition of Pacific Journalism Review marking 20 years of publishing. This new publication features the Pacific asylum seekers issue and human rights, the Fiji post-coup general election and free speech, resource development in the Solomon Islands, Australia’s emerging “secret state” and shield laws, human rights in West Papua, martial law and e-martial law in the Philippines and New Zealand political and climate change reportage of the Pacific. [+]
The ASB PolyFest is an annual celebration of Pacific Islands' culture for the secondary schools of Auckland, captured here in images taken over the last 15 years of the festival. [+]
Samoa: Pacific Pride introduces the Samoa islands - their geography, the history of the people and their way of life today. [+]
A life story
Sāmoan Odyssey takes us on a journey through the Pacific diaspora. Throughout the second half of the twentieth century thousands of Sāmoans left their island homes to live in far-flung countries. They went for self-betterment although they were among their nation’s best. Semisi Ma`ia`i was one of the first of his generation to make this journey. Here, he tells his life story. [+]
The beauty of this Samoan proverb poetically describes The Samoans: A Global Family. From the tea estates of Sri Lanka to the deserts of the Sudan, from the Himalayas of Bhutan to the jungle [+]
The Story of Tava`e Raioaoa
When his boat engine failed him in March 2002, Tahitian fisherman Tava`e Raioaoa was cast adrift in the currents and winds of the Pacific Ocean. He travelled over 1,200 kilometres in his small open vessel for more than 100 days until landing on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. Tava`e Raioaoa told his story to French journalist Lionel Duroy. [+]
Talanoa: Four Pacific Plays is a timely collection from five playwrights who interweave Pacific languages with English. [+]
in Niuean & English
A collection of twelve stories in both English and Niuean set on the island of Niue, The Tales of Nukututaha is Zora Feilo's reinterpretation of myth, legend and storytelling from her native land. Each story is lavishly illustrated by Niuean artist Lange Taufelila. [+]
"Tērā tētahi tamaiti e noho ana i te taha o te moana. He nui tōna aroha mō te moana, ā, i ngā rā e āhei ana ka kauhoe ia ... me kī, i te nuinga o ngā rā. He kaikauhoe tino kaha ia. [+]
The Sāmoan Dictionary of Papaāli`i Semisi Ma`ia`i
Tusi`upu Sāmoa is a long-awaited dictionary of Sāmoan, the first comprehensive work of its sort written by a Sāmoan, Papaāli`i Dr Semisi Ma`ia`i. The work of over 40 years by one man, while working full time and helping raise a family, it is a comprehensive collection and explanation of Sāmoan words. [+]
David Riley is Head of Performing Arts and the Specialist Classroom Teacher at Tangaroa College in Otara South Auckland. [+]
Winner of the 1997 Asia/Pacific Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for fiction. In Where We Once Belonged Sia Figiel uses the storytelling traditions of Samoa to weave together experiences and dreams to tell the story of Samoan village life through the eyes of thirteen year old Alofa Filiga. It is spirited and fiercely written. Where We Once Belonged is an unflinchingly honest, poetic and often wildly funny coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of 1970s Samoa — a society on the cusp of change. [+]
Young Léna's quest is to gain an awareness of a repressed childhood trauma. It is, she says, like the excitement of a detective sensing he's about to uncover the clue that will open the gates of truth. "Naked, cruel, indecent - whatever. I must have the truth. And I will track it down until it blows up in my face." Set against the fight for independence in New Caledonia, The Wreck is the first Kanak novel and a turblent examination of inter-generational abuse. [+]
The ABC English-Chinese, Chinese-English Dictionary (ECCE) is a student-oriented bilingual dictionary that, like other dictionaries in the ABC series, organizes Chinese words by their pronunciation [+]