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AUTHOR: Albert Wendt
PUBLISHER: Longman Paul (also re-published by Penguin)
NUMBER OF PAGES: 217
Synopsis: Samoan-born Albert Wendt was working as a teacher in Samoa when he wrote the autobiographical Sons for the Return Home, first published in 1973. It is the story of a cross-racial romance between a Samoan student at Auckland University, the son of migrant parents, and the daughter of a wealthy palagi family. It was an instant bestseller and was later made into a successful movie
How I Discovered or Acquired This Book: A compulsory read for Uni.
Noteworthy Experiences While Reading This Book: There was once scene on pages 78 &79 where Wendt was describing the killing of a pig in such a way that I had to close the book because I felt physically sick.