REVIEW: Noted: New guide to Samoan oratory
Review of Lāuga: Understanding Samoan oratory, by Sadat Muaiava
Lāuga: Understanding Samoan oratory, by Sadat Muaiava. Wellington: Te Papa Press, 2022. 336 pages.
THIS beautifully produced book is a guide to the art of Samoan public speaking that is embedded in the practices of chiefly speeches (lāuga fa’amatai) or sermons (lāuga fa’alelotu). It is intended to guide those who may be asked to speak at significant occasions, especially those within the Samoan diaspora who may have lost some of their familiarity with this significant cultural skill.
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