Fesaitu Solomone launches Rotuman Book of Poetry

Fesaitu Poetry Book 2 Aug 2023
‘Otou Mäeva, ‘Otou Fạtu, ‘Otou Hanisi - My Memories, My Heart, My Love

Driven by her passion and love for the Rotuman language, Fesaitu Solomone has been able to leave a legacy and a gift for future generations to come.  This legacy is a book of 19 poems and are a selection of personal writings.  Almost 20 years of collections, poems and stories treasured by Fesaitu, shared with the world in this deeply moving publication.  It is a gift and a treasure for all.

Fesaitu Poetry Book Aug 2023
The book was launched with a blessing by TeRito Peyroux-Semu and the sweet serenading of Bex Peterson aka Sassy Vinaka vakalevu and Roimata Vainerere-Patia.  The celebration also included Pasifika community leaders Caren Rangi and Joe Fuavao as guest speakers.  The event was held at the Kingsland Trinity Methodist Church in Auckland, a befitting venue for such an auspicious occassion.
Fesaitu Poetry Book 1 Aug 2023


Fesaitu would like to acknowledge everyone who has been instrumental and played a significant part in this publication. They have all given her the opportunity to be able to write these stories and share it with the world.  In particular, Fesaitu acknowledges:

Project sponsors - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade + Creative New Zealand
Guest speakers - Caren Rangi + Joe Fuavao
The Project Lead - Jarcinda Stowers Ama, Pacifica Arts Centre + PAC Board + Tu Raa
Peer Reviewers - David Eggleton, Daren Kamali, Nataniela Teofilo Philip Amato-Ali
Photographers - Tristan Petueli, Hanfiro Narayan, Jonathan FJ, The Rotuma Project, Kathy Weber-Bates
Book Layout and Designers - Tyrone, Aleisha and team
Special acknowledgement and Faiakse’ea  to the late Rev. Misau Pene for his gift of the first poem in the book and to Moana Fasala for your unwavering love in treasuring the initial poems gifted to her.
Books are available for purchase at Moana Fresh - Moana Fresh

" A legacy and a gift for future generations".


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