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Samoa mo Samoa: Black Saturday 1929

Press Release – Bridget Williams Books

Announcing the release of this new BWB Text by Michael Field, available as an e-book from the BWB website and global e-bookstores.Samoa mo Samoa: Black Saturday 1929
Michael Field

Announcing the release of this new BWB Text by Michael Field, available as an e-book from the BWB website and global e-bookstores.

About Samoa mo Samoa
A large and peaceful pro-independence march along Beach Road in Apia, Samoa. Amidst panic and confusion, New Zealand police open fire with rifles and a machine-gun, killing nine people and wounding fifty.

In this BWB Text, Michael Field describes what happened on Black Saturday, 28 December 1929, a day that is largely forgotten in New Zealand history but is vividly recalled in Samoa.

Samoa mo Samoa is derived from Michael Field’s book Mau: Samoa’s Struggle Against New Zealand Oppression (published in 1984) and includes a new introduction detailing Prime Minister Helen Clark’s formal apology to Samoa in 2002.

About the author
Journalist Michael Field has been writing about the Pacific for three decades. He covered the 2000 and 2006 coup in Fiji and was banned by Fiji’s military regime in 2007. He is the author of books on Samoa’s independence struggle, Fiji’s coup, the politics of Pacific nations and, most recently, working conditions on board foreign vessels fishing in New Zealand waters.

About BWB Texts
BWB Texts are short books on big subjects. New BWB Texts are being released in digital and print into 2015 and beyond. Recent Texts include Bombing the Rainbow Warrior by Michael King, Barefoot Years by Martin Edmond, and The Piketty Phenomenon.

For more information, go to our websitewww.bwb.co.nz, or email us at info@bwb.co.nz.
RRP $4.99
Publication 27 November

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9781927277898 (KINDLE)
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