Rethinking development in Tonga: Dialogues with Sefita Hao'uli, Kalafi Moala, and Melino Maka

  • Teena Brown Pulu

Abstract

Acknowledging the work of the late Tongan professors, Futa Helu and Epeli Hau’ofa, this is the first in a series of four articles.  Teena Brown Pulu revisits Helu’s criticism of development in Tonga by framing interview conversations with Sefita Hao’uli, Kalafi Moala and Melino Maka in a Hau’ofa-styled narrative that draws on satire and tongue-in-cheek prodding as a form of criticism.  This is Tongan storytelling with a critical edge which will leave the reader much clearer about the convoluted circumstances and unpredictable politics driving development and democracy in the Kingdom of Tonga. 

Published
2013-01-30
How to Cite
Brown Pulu, T. (2013). Rethinking development in Tonga: Dialogues with Sefita Hao’uli, Kalafi Moala, and Melino Maka. Te Kaharoa, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.24135/tekaharoa.v6i1.69
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Articles