Pacific Media Centre Pacific Media Watch Pacific Journalism Review Pacific Scoop

Tribute to Solomon Island women

Volume 16, Issue 2

October, 2010

From page
to page
Kailahi, S. (2010). Tribute to Solomon Island women. Pacific Journalism Review, 16(2): 226-227. Review of Being the First: Stories blong Oloketa Mere Lo Solomon Aelan, edited by Alice Aruhe'eta Pollard and Marilyn Waring. Honiara: RAMSI, and Auckland: Institute of Public Policy and the Pacific Media Centre, AUT University, 2010, 162 pp. ISBN 978-1-877314-76-6.
Author(s): Sandra Kailahi
Reviewed book edited by Alice Aruhe'eta Pollard and Marilyn Waring.
Publication date: 
October, 2010

This book profiles the stories of 14 outstanding women, revealing their intimate moments, their struggles and the highs they have faced during their lives. Solomon Islands women make up around 49 percent of the country's population. Traditionally, these women are multi-taskers—as food producers, home keepers, child-bearers and child educators they are largely invisible in the media. Here we see them in a new light.