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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Details are emerging after a well-known Samoa playwright was charged with murder on Monday (Samoa time) for allegedly stabbing a woman in Vaivase-uta on Saturday.  Award-winning playwright Papalii Sia Figiel, 57, was earlier charged with manslaughter on Sunday, however...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A prize that fosters creating opportunities for documentary filmmakers goes to a new documentary about Samoan poet and novelist, Sia Figiel. “I of the Water,” one of 20 projects presented at Hot Docs marquee event, the Forum, has won the First Look first prize, one of...
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Apia, SAMOA — Within six weeks of battling manic depression, renowned Samoan author, Sia Figiel, was able to complete her book “Free Love”.  During the launch “Free Love” on Wednesday, Sia spoke openly about her love hate relationship with the mental illness.   “I wrote this in six weeks and I got...
L-R Sia Figiel, Mere Taito, Karlo Mila and Janet Steele.  [photo: Ash Miles/Unity Books Wellington]
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Pacific women and their challenges in coping with climate change have been highlighted in a new Commonwealth anthology. A mix of new and established authors from the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Indian and Pacific Oceans contributed to the anthology. Little Island co-...