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Where we once belonged

by Sia Figiel

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Published by Pasifika Press in Auckland, N.Z .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementSia Figiel.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9639.3.F48 W48 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination235 p. ;
Number of Pages235
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL623284M
ISBN 100908597274
LC Control Number96222672
OCLC/WorldCa36426224

Get this from a library! Where we once belonged. [Sia Figiel] -- A novel, written in the traditional Samoan storytelling form of suʻifefiloi, featuring Alofa, a girl who is coming of age in a society afraid of losing its soul. Through her eyes is seen the clash of. Sia Figiel's Where We Once Belonged is a Samoan novel set in the fictitious village of Malaefou. It is focused around the titular character, Alofa (a name that literally means love in the Samoan language) and her various encounters with violence and mater: Whitworth College.

  In Where You Once Belonged, the bestselling and award-winning novelist of Eventide, Kent Haruf tells of a small-town hero who is dealt an enviable hand—and cheats with all of the cards. Deftly plotted, defiantly honest, Where You Once Belonged sings the song of a wounded prairie community in a narrative with the earmarks of a modern American classic/5(12).   Where We Once Belonged, Sia Figiel, Samoa, #3 Borrowed from SF library Read December Rating: 4/5 Recommended for: Women who have been groped by Donald Trump First of all: a status update. I am currently finishing up Melanesian literature, having rounded the corner in Papua New Guinea, and the end of the South Pacific is.

BOOK FORMAT Paperback, x in. / pgs. PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 11/2/ Active. DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN TRADE List Price: $ CDN $ GBP £ AVAILABILITY In stock. Rent Where We Once Belonged 1st edition () today, or search our site for other textbooks by Sia Figiel. Every textbook comes with a day "Any Reason" guarantee. Published by Muae Publishing, Incorporated. Need help ASAP? We have you covered with 24/7 instant online tutoring. Connect with one of our Literature tutors now.


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Where We Once Belonged adapts the participative Samoan storytelling form of su'ifefiloi to tell the story of Alofa Filiga, an adolescent girl navigating Samoan society and the treacherous waters of near-adulthood. Su'ifefiloi means a woven garland of flowers. As a narrative technique, it refers to the stringing together of individual stories or episodes, each separate and unrelated like flower /5.

Where We Once Belonged satisfies on many different levels: It can be read as an adolescent girl's "coming of age" story, an intimate portrait of Samoa, or even a sociological examination of the lingering effects of colonization and pervasive cultural hegemony of Hollywood.

But Figiel, the product of a rich storytelling culture, weaves each of /5(13). In this book "Where You Once Belonged", we meet Jack Burdette, the small town football hero who returns after an 8 yr absence.

He left under nefarious I feel a deep regret as I finish this book- this is the last book I will be able to read by one of the best authors ever.(I have read them all!)/5. Where We Once Belonged satisfies on many different levels: It can be read as an adolescent girl's "coming of age" story, an intimate portrait of Samoa, or even a sociological examination of the lingering effects of colonization and pervasive cultural hegemony of Hollywood/5.

The first novel by Sia Figiel, Where We Once Belonged draws on the author’s own experiences to paint a coming-of-age work about a Samoan teenager learning to navigate the complex rules of behavior expected of her as she matures into adulthood.

First published in in New Zealand, where it won the prestigious Commonwealth Prize, the novel. Haruf manages this with just a few sentences, and we never see this character again. Where we once belonged book WHERE YOU ONCE BELONGED is a short book, only pages, and I was disappointed in the ending (It comes to an almost screeching halt), but I was so absorbed I read it in two days.

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Fiction. A bestseller in New Zealand and winner of the prestigious Commonwealth Prize, Sia Figiel's debut marks the first time a novel by a Samoan woman has been published in the United States. Figiel uses the traditional Samoan storytelling form of su'ifefiloi to talk back to Western Brand: Kaya/Muae.

In Where You Once Belonged, the bestselling and award-winning novelist of Eventide, Kent Haruf tells of a small-town hero who is dealt an enviable hand--and cheats with all of the cards. Deftly plotted, defiantly honest, Where You Once Belonged sings the song of a wounded prairie community in a narrative with the earmarks of a modern American classic/5().

To Where We Once Belonged Colwyn Bay Revisited The story spans a century in the life of “this small, low profile but wonderful town”.

Its fictional elements are rooted firmly in the fertile ground of diligently researched biographical material.5/5(3). ‘Where We Once Belonged’ is Sia Figiel’s debut novel. This coming-of-age story of a Samoan girl won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for The Best First Book in the Southeast Asia and South Pacific Region.

Summary Alofa Filiga is a typical teenager who tries to navigate her way through the transition from being a girl. In Where You Once Belonged, the bestselling and award-winning novelist of Eventide, Kent Haruf tells of a small-town hero who is dealt an enviable hand--and cheats with all of the cards.

Deftly plotted, defiantly honest, Where You Once Belonged sings the song of a wounded prairie community in a narrative with the earmarks of a modern American /5(5). We Once Belonged to the Sea book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.5/5(1). Figiel uses the traditional Samoan storytelling form of su'ifefiloi to talk back to Western anthropological studies on Samoan women and culture. In doing so, she weaves an honest - and sometimes brutal - coming-of-age story that combines poetry with an unflinching humor to describe the abiguities of adolescent desire.

Told in a series of linked episodes that recall the work of V.S. Naipaul and 2/5(1). Get this from a library. Where we once belonged. [Sia Figiel] -- A novel on Samoa featuring Alofa, a girl who is coming of age in a society afraid of losing its soul.

Through her eyes is seen the clash of traditional and Western cultures, the latter roundly. Get this from a library. Where we once belonged. [Sia Figiel; Rachel Cooper] -- Alofa Filiga, aged thirteen, lives in the village of Malaefou in Samoa.

Here she learns to come to terms with violence, womanhood and her own identity. A novel which uses the traditional Samoan.

The young woman in Where We Once Belonged and the world she seeks to navigate are marvels of prose. I do not know from where Sia draws her insights and her language, but I’m as grateful for their existence as I am grateful for the sun.”.

Sia Figiel is the first contemporary woman novelist from Samoa. "Where We Once Belonged" won a Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book prize and has been translated into several European languages. She is also the author of "The Girl In The Moon Circle" and of a collection of prose and poetry, "To a Young Artist in Contemplation.2/5(1).

Sia Figiel was born in Author of novels, plays, and poetry, she has traveled extensively in Europe and the Pacific Islands, and has had residencies at the University of Technology in Sydney, the East-West Center in Hawaii, the Pacific Writing Forum at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, and Logoipulotu College in Savaii/5.

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Where You Once Belonged is a novel by award-winning author Kent Haruf. In this novel, Jack Burdette went from a football hero worshipped by everyone in the small town of Holt, Colorado to the most hated man in that same community.

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Novel inspired by true events in a small co /5.Where we once belonged by Sia Figiel (Pasifika Press, ) Winner of the Asia-Pacific regional Commonwealth Best First Book of Fiction Award, author Sia Figiel gives us a literary insight into the life of a young Samoan woman brought up in the fictitious village of Malaefou.

It is a tale torn between the joys of young camaraderie, and the.