A young boy named Tailevai goes to Samoa for the first time to visit is Papa and Nana. Not long after he arrives, Tailevai is confronted with a realization that he can’t really understand or speak Samoan. Feeling uncomfortable about it Tailevai gets an unexpected identity lesson from his Papa …
This is an experience that a lot of Samoans born outside of Samoa can resonate with. This story will encourage the reader to remember their Samoan identity, culture and language. This story we hope will help the reader remember that no matter where they are in the world, to remind themselves, ‘O a’u o le Samoa.’
Join Tailevai on his trip and experience the story and images that’ll make you miss Samoa even more!
Chief Book Series have written this for a diverse audience to be enjoyed by all cultures. This bilingual book can be read in both English and Gagana Samoa (Samoan Language).