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Master storyteller's challenging vision

Volume 15, Issue 1

May, 2009

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Latu, J. (2009). Master of storyteller's challenging vision. Pacific Journalism Review, 15(1): 219-222. Review of In Search Of The Friendly Islands, by Kalafi Moala. Hawai'i. Pasifika Foundation Press, and Auckland, NZ: Pacific Media Centre (AUT University), 2009. 148 pp. ISBN 978-1-877314-75-9.
Author(s): Josephine Latu
Reviewed book by: Kalafi Moala
Publication date: 
May, 2009

In Search Of The Friendly Islands, his sophomore publication, is sure to make wakes— and not only with the governing authorities. It is a jolting dose of realism for any Tongan. The title address Moala's scepticism with the myth of a perpetually serene and culturally idolised 'Friendly Islands'.