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Background Information for Leaves of the Banyan Tree

Required background reading:

green circle Wendt's biography on the Pacific Starmap website

green circle the Vilsoni Hereniko/David Hanlon interview with Albert Wendt


Optional reading:

New Zealand Book Council link New Zealand Book Council site about Albert Wendt

green circle New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre site about the poetry of Albert Wendt. Take a look at this site if you're interested in poetry. If you scroll down there are some poems with audio so you can hear his voice.

green circle University of Hawaii author profile of Albert Wendt

green circle"Tatau-ing the Post-Colonial Body" has an interesting reference to his idea about the nature of a flying fox.

green circleAnother interview with Albert Wendt mostly about his novel Poliuli

green circle Information about Samoa in Wikipedia site