18:00 pmSei Oriana SSAB
141 Bader Drive
Freelove is the long-awaited new novel from Sia Figiel, esteemed writer of the Pacific. In 1994 she won the Polynesian Literary Competition. Her 1997 novel, where we once belonged, was awarded the South East Asia and South Pacific region Commonwealth Writer’s Prize: Best First Book. Her writing is highly acclaimed for its innovative fusion of traditional and contemporary modes of storytelling, her groundbreaking exploration of sexuality and taboo themes, and for pioneering a female narrative that has influenced a generation of Sāmoan and Pacific writers in the Islands and in the diaspora. Note: Contains sexual innuendo and explicit language.