Posts in Teine Lalolagi
Dragons and demigods -- your stories are not my stories

Wait. If I tell you this… am I going to see a poor man’s rendition of this coming through in your work? Are you going to be the Christopher Paolini to our Tolkiens and so blatantly borrow to render our heroes, journeys and signature moments as your own? No offence to Paolini, we all show our love for stories and their elements in different ways, experimental play is necessary to growth, and we all have to start somewhere.

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Frappé or Niu? Reconciling multicultural origins in Samoan Language Week

As we come to the end of 2015’s Samoan Language Week (O le Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa) in New Zealand, I have to acknowledge a shadow that’s been dogging me all week.

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