Recently, Pacific creative fiction and poetry has captured the lion's share of attention about Pacific writing. But alongside this has been a deep and vibrant tradition of Pacific non-fiction, across a range of genres. This panel brings together Dr Sean Mallon, the prize- winning author and editor (Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing (2017) Samoan Art and Artists. O Measina a Samoa; Pacific Art Niu Sila) and Dr. Lisanofo Uperesa (Gridiron Capital: How American Football Became a Samoan Game) to talk about the tradition, future and nature of Pacific non-fiction writing. Chaired by Damon Salesa.

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Last updated: 12 March 2024