Pasifika Author to Launch Series of Children’s Books in Lower Hutt in Time for Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa

Samoan author from Lower Hutt Wellington, Dahlia Malaeulu, will kick off Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa by launching seven stories in one hit.

Dahlia’s Mila’s My Aganu’u series of books is the first to be written, edited, illustrated, designed and published by an all Pasifika team.

Dahlia says a key aim of the books is to help Samoan Kiwis further grow their cultural confidence to explore and share their own stories.

The My Aganu’u series is a range of picture books aimed at primary students. The launch will include four new titles in Dahlia’s My Gagana series, and a new board book featuring Samoan measina, or treasures, that feature in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa’s collection.

Dahlia’s book launch is at the War Memorial Library, Lower Hutt, Saturday 29 May. The launch is being hosted by Hutt City Libraries.

Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa kicks off Sunday 30 May. This year’s theme is  Poupou le lotoifale. Ola manuia le anofale.  Strengthen the posts of your house, for all to thrive.

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