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Pacific Tsunami Galu Afi
   

Pacific Tsunami Galu Afi (Paperback)

By Wendt Young, Lani
Edited by Keil, Hans Joachim

An informative, sensitively articulated and beautifully woven story about the 2009 Pacific Tsunami that 'lovingly shares the voices and experiences of those who survived, those who didi not and those who helped in the recovery."

ISBN 9780615398402
Barcode 9780615398402
Published 1 October 2010
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780615398402
ISBN-10 0615398405
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Marfleet Printing & Publishing
Publication Date 1 October 2010
International Publication Date 27 September 2010
Publication Country Western Samoa
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wendt Young, Lani
Edited by Keil, Hans Joachim
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Social Impact Of Disasters
Environmental Impact Of Natural Disasters & Phenomena
Natural World
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
Samoa
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 397
Dimensions Height: 240mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 363.3494099614
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

On the 29th of Sept, 2009, an earthquake and resultant tsunami devastated the islands of Samoa, American Samoa and Northern Tonga, killing 189 people, wiping out entire villages and causing economic losses estimated conservatively at USD $200 million - making the Pacific Tsunami, the deadliest documented tsunami in the entire region. A wave of rescue and relief assistance from many nations, organisations and individuals began almost immediately afterward. An informative, sensitively articulated and beautifully woven story about the 2009 Pacific Tsunami that shares the voices and experiences of survivors, rescuers, medical teams and aid workers. Not merely a documentary but an interconnected series of tales that records with color and feeling, a significant moment Pacific history. Includes the voices of survivors from NZ, Australia, the UK and Germany. Interwoven first-hand accounts from over 180 people.

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Author's Bio

Lani's short fiction has beenpublished in Samoa, NZ, Australia and the UK. She wonthe National University of Samoa Writing Competition in 2002 with A Sister's Story. Her short story The Beast that came from the Sea was a Commendation prize winner in the 2010 Commonwealth Short Story Competition. This is her first book.

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