Reviews and News

  • Albert Wendt, award winner writer
    "a complex, multi-sided, committed, fair and just study of a very complicated and dynamic man/leader…captivating"
    Albert Wendt, award winner writer
  • James Winegar, President of Robert Louis Stevenson Foundation
    "intense, rewarding, revealing…heart-breaking…exhilarating"
    James Winegar, President of Robert Louis Stevenson Foundation
  • samoaplanet.com
    "A landmark work"
    samoaplanet.com
  • Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti Wells
    "an outstanding piece of research and writing about a controversial chapter in Samoa’s history"
    Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti Wells
  • Hon. Helen Clark
    "This is a remarkable...a very important book"
    Hon. Helen Clark
  • Professor Malama Meleisea, Director of Samoan Studies, National University of Samoa
    "Dr O’Brien has provided the deepest historical account ever written of Colonial Sāmoa between the two World Wars. …I congratulate Dr O’Brien on her excellent work which every Sāmoan should read"
    Professor Malama Meleisea, Director of Samoan Studies, National University of Samoa
  • Prime Minister of Sāmoa, Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
    "Every Sāmoan should read this book"
    Prime Minister of Sāmoa, Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi