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

  • Teena Brown Pulu


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. 

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).