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by Sia Figiel
Author: Sia Figiel
Publisher: Vintage (1999)
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Sia Figiel's powerful, poetic skills weave together the voices of three generations of women from two Samoan families. Gotta give it up to Sia Figiel. This book made me laugh and also gave me moments of pondering. Raw and no sugar-coating in this book.
Sia Figiel's powerful, poetic skills weave together the voices of three generations of women from two Samoan families. Their dream worlds and realities intermingle, just as the histories of each generation run through the next. At the center of the novel is the Samoan woman's tattoo, the malu, believed to be brought from Fiji by Siamese twins. The ghosts of the twins watch over Sia Figiel's powerful, poetic skills weave together the voices of three generations of women from two Samoan families.
Yesterday I read Sia Figiel’s They Who Do Not Grieve, a very rich and disorienting and disappointing novel from a Samoan writer. There are fascinating women in the book but none that are fully explored, probably because there are just too many of them (lineage charts help keep characters and their relationships straight). There are no good men, except perhaps, You-Know Junot but he isn’t kept around long enough to turn into an abusive and/or abandoning partner. The novel needed to reduce its number of characters and focus on one or two of the interesting women, their situations, and their manifestations of change.
Sia Figiel grew up amidst traditional Samoan singing and poetry, which heavily influenced her writing. Figiel's greatest influence and inspiration in her career is the Samoan novelist and poet, Albert Wendt. Her formal schooling was conducted in Samoa and New Zealand where she also began a Bachelor of Arts, which was later completed at Whitworth College (United States)
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Book description: Identifiers: ISBN 10: 1885030339. Publisher: Originally published: Auckland : Vintage, 1999. This book describes the following items: Women, Samoan Fiction, Samoan Islands Fiction, We found some servers for you, where you can download the e-book "They who do not grieve" by Sia Figiel TXT for free.
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Sia Figiel's poetry has won the Polynesian Literary Competition in 1994 and "Where We Once Belonged" was awarded the 1997 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for fiction, South East Asia/South Pacific region. Her work has been translated into French, German, Catalan, Danish, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Portuguese. The shame and grief of not completing the tattoo ceremony go hand in hand with the shame and grief of illicit love and broken promises.