Book Review: Leaves of the Banyan Tree, by Albert Wendt

So I finally got myself to a library and read this book, widely known now as a modern classic of Pacific Literature. It’s about this seriously ambitious man, Tauilopepe, who decides that he’s going to turn his family’s matai land into a business – just like the Palagis do with their plantations. In his unfaltering…

Famous Samoans (Chapter 1)


* Tia Carrere – (Actress, Wayne’s World 2 – True Lies) She was born and raised in Hawaii and is actually of Filipino descent. However her parents both lived in Samoa for some time before moving back to Hawaii.

* Wesley Snipes (actor, Blade I II Trinity) – Yeah..this is just a rumor. He is actually African American and born in the United States of America to a teacher aide mother and an aircraft engineer father…

…from Tama Valevale