Albert Wendt - A Memoir of a Long Literary Life

From Standing Room Only, 2:26 pm on 20 September 2015

Writer Albert Wendt has been thinking a lot recently about his childhood home in Samoa - a suburb of Apia.He's written a lot about Vaipe in his stories, poetry and novels over the years but in a new essay, he questions whether he's portrayed it accurately. Out of the Vaipe, the Deadwater - A Writers's Early Life is full of Albert's reflections on Samoa, past and present, and his own life - he's now 75, struggling with poor health and anxiety, but still writing and still sharp.The Essay is published by BWB Texts. http://www.bwb.co.nz/authors/albert-wendt