SPEAKING IN TONGUES: MALAEULU, MOA, PAVIHI
“A leai se gagana, ua leai se aganu’u, a leai se aganu’u, ua po le nu’u” – When you lose your language you lose your culture, and when there is no longer a living culture, darkness descends on the village. Diving into the world of linguistics, we invite three key players from Moana-Nui-A-Kiva who use their platforms to push their indigenous tongues. Samoan children’s author Dahlia Malaeulu, Tongan playwright Suli Moa and Niuean writer Lynn Lolokini Ikimotu Pavihi join forces to talanoa about the highs and lows of promoting Pasifika languages through the arts. This important dialogue will be led by Richard Pamatatau.
Something Old, Something Niu Series curated by Leki Jackson-Bourke.
Supported by Foundation North.