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The Girl in the Moon Circle

A collection of poems by

The Girl in the Moon Circle, like the cover drawing, shows Samoan life through the eyes of a ten-year-old girl called Samoana. Though young, Samoana is perceptive, not much escapes her analysis. She tells us about school, church, friends, family violence, having refrigerators and television for the first time, Chunky cat food, a Made-in-Taiwan, Jesus, pay day, cricket, crushes on boys, incest, legends and many other things. Her observations offer a compelling look at Samoan society. Often fiction allows authors to tell truths that otherwise would be too painful; Sia Figiel is uninhibited. Her prose, in English and Samoan, hurtles readers toward the end of the book. Sia Figiel, herself, has mesmerized audiences around the Pacific Islands with readings from The Girl in the Moon Circle.


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Paperback Editions

March 2009 : New Zealand Paperback

Title: The Girl in the Moon Circle
Author(s): Sia Figiel
ISBN: 1-877484-11-3 / 978-1-877484-11-7 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Murrow+co
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December 1996 : Paperback

Title: The Girl in the Moon Circle
Author(s): Sia Figiel
ISBN: 982020125X / 978-9820201255
Publisher: Institute of Pacific Studies
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