1. Fofla sa 2. Pa'ia 'o le aso 3. 'Ava 4. Fa'afetai 5. Taeao 6. 'Autu 'o le lauga (aso) 7. Fa'amatafi
Thoughtful, durable and enduring format and design - a treasure that can be consulted and dipped into again and again but which can also be carried around and to events. There is an extensive and continually growing market for knowledge about fa'asamoa, and this book will be of interest to many Samoan and non-Samoan readers. In addition to Samoan New Zealanders of all ages, Lauga will be relevant to Samoans living in other countries such as Australia and USA and students of the Samoan language. There is a growing market in the education sector. Samoan language and cultural teachers and parents of students who participate in the annual Samoan language secondary school speech competitions, for example, would benefit from a resource about lauga.
Dr Sadat Muaiava lectures in the School of Languages and Cultures at Victoria University of Wellington. He was born in Samoa and is from the villages of Safaatoa (Tuimuaiava), Faleaseela (Leatuavao), Falelatai (Lupematasila), Lufilufi (Faamatuainu), Saleaula (Toiaivao, Alofipo) and Asau (Masoe, Vaisigano). He holds the titles Leausalilo (Faleaseela), Lupematasila (Falelatai), Fata (Afega), and Auafa (Lotofaga, Aleipata). His research focus is the interdisciplinary domains of the Samoan (and Pacific) language and culture in the homeland, the Pacific, and in diasporic contexts. He has contributed widely and publicly in forums that discuss Samoan language, oratory, tattooing and history. He lives in Wellington with his wife, Shana Muaiava, and their four children.