`O Si Manu A Ali`i is the first comprehensive guide for teachers of Sāmoan oratory and the Sāmoan language of respect.
It is also an authoritative resource book for students of the language. The author's insightful descriptions of Sāmoan culture provide the necessary social contexts for learning these important speech registers.
'O 'Aumua Mata'itusi of le Tusitala o lenei tusi O Si Manu A Ali'i, 'l le Asiasi Ā'oga a Sāmoa na soifua a'e i Satalo, Faleālili. E 45 tausaga 'o galue i le 'Ofisa of Ā'oga, ma 'olo'o galue nei i le Iunivesite o Hawai'i i Mānoa, talu mai le 1987, i le Polokalama o le Gagana ma Aganu'u o Sāmoa.
'Aumua Mata'itusi Simanu is a life-long educator and scholar of the Sāmoan Language and Culture. She worked for the Department of Education in Sāmoa for 45 years. Since 1987 she has been teaching Sāmoan Oratory and History at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.
All text is in the Sāmoan language except for a few pages that give an English Language Overview and References.
234 (H) x 134 (W) x 37mm