Samoa PM reflects on life as he promotes memoir

From , 5:03 am on 9 August 2017

The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has been in New Zealand this week promoting his memoir 'Palemia'.

The book details Tuilaepa's experiences from childhood through his time in the public service and his nearly 20 years so far as the country's prime minister.

Don Wiseman spoke with Tuilaepa who began by reminiscing about growing up in his village in the 1940s and 50s.

Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi Wellington

Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi in Wellington Photo: RNZ/ Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor