Anoafale o le Gagana ma le Aganuu

Tusi E Lua (II) Revised

by Pemerika L. Tauiliili



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/7/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781452088860
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781452088877

About the Book

The Samoan culture incorporates the use of natural resources. This second volume of Anoafale describes how the plants, crops, domestic and wild animals, birds and fishes contribute to the enrichment of the Samoan culture. Artifacts are made from wood, and materials from plants are used in weaving. Food production, its preparation and presentation are also important. Chiefly games involved Pacific pigeons and other birds. A daring method of fishing was to catch sharks with a noose slipped over their snout. Canoes went out to the deep ocean to catch skipjack and other large fish.

About the Author

Pemerika Tauiliili was raised and nurtured in the real traditional Samoan way of life. As a young adult he left that life as he joined the United States Navy in 1954 and after a four year enlistment he entered the University of Hawaii, and from where he graduated with a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics in 1964. He later earned a Master's degree in Education Management from the San Diego State University. He has held various directorship positions in the American Samoa Government, has written widely, and in addition to unpublished writings he has authored and published two books for children: "Le Tu Manu ae Tu Logologo" in Samoan, and "The Rat and the Bat and other Short Stories", written in English and Samoan. He has written many songs in English and in Samoan, some of which are religious songs. He holds three high chief titles in the Samoan "matai" system.