ON THE FIRST DAY OF … MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

‘Tales of the Tikongs’ by Epeli Hau’ofa

This collection of twelve short stories is a brilliant satire of life in the Blue Continent.

In each tale, the famous Tongan-Fijian author takes you on an unforgettable journey to Tiko – a tiny island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean – where you get introduced to a vast array of colourful characters, who are forced to deal with…a sudden wave of modernity and development. And that is not always easy. Especially if you live in the middle of the ocean and belong to a traditional society.

I must admit, it is a truly fantastic compilation. Epeli Hau’ofa created, as usual, a little masterpiece – a humorous book that makes people think. Occasional bursts of laughter guaranteed!

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