Leilani Tamu


Leilani Tamu is a poet, social commentator, Pacific historian and former New Zealand diplomat.

In 2013 she was the Fulbright/Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence at the Center for Pacific Studies at the University of Hawai’i in Mānoa.


The beach

MemoirA SWEEP OF reef, two dashing freshwater rivers and a towering mountain, the bay of Apia, on the north coast of the island of Upolu, Samoa, has seduced many a traveller. As a young New Zealand-born Samoan I used...

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