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Tamaitai Samoa: Their Stories

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Although it has been long overdue, yet how opportune it is for these stories of our women to be written as we draw nigh to the close of the twentieth century.

We need to tell our stories. The recollections shared by the contributors to this collection remind us of the richness of values and faith of our women. But much more, these written records also add to our history an

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Paperback, 202 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by Institute of Pacific Studies
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Meaghan
An illustrated collection of oral histories of Samoan women, most of them born in the 1920s and 1930s. The editor of this book is herself Samoan. I was surprised by how accomplished these people were. Most of them were well-educated and well-traveled -- they'd been all around Oceania and some had gone as far as Europe. In addition to being mothers of large families, several had held professional jobs or worked in the government.

What I'm not sure about is how representative these women are. Howev
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