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Fono: The Contest for the Governance of Samoa tells the story of the development of Samoa’ s unique system of governance, and of those who have fought for power and shaped the development of the Independent State of Samoa, from first settlement through German colonisation and New Zealand’ s administration, to indigenous governance, including the hard-fought 2021 General Election and its dramatic outcome.
About the Author
Dr Peter Swain spent three decades managing development programmes for international organisations in the island nations of the Pacific. His Palemia: A Memoir, written with Prime Minister Tuila’ epa Sa’ ilele Malielegaoi of Samoa, was published in 2017, and the Samoan translation in 2021. He is married to Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington.