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Sia Figiel


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Anthology
To a Young Artist in Contemplation : Poetry & Prose. Suva, Fiji: Pacific Writing Forum, University of the South Pacific, 1998.
Whetu moana: contemporary Polynesian poetry in English. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2003.
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Novel
The Girl in the Moon Circle. Suva, Fiji: Mana Publications, 1996.
Listener August 16 (1997): 48-48.
Contemporary Pacific: a Journal of Island Affairs 2.10; Fall (1998): 483-488.
They Who Do Not Grieve. Auckland: Vintage, 1999.
The Press Sup.; January 22 (2000): 7-7.
Otago Daily Times May 10 (2000): 24-24.
"Dreams to live by." Landfall 200; Nov (2000): 176-179.
Where We Once Belonged. Auckland: Pasifika Press, 1996.
Quote Unquote Dec 1996/Jan 1997.42; Dec/Jan (1996): 30-31.
North and South 130; Jan (1997): 114-120.
Evening Post January 24 (1997): 5-5.
New Zealand Herald G; January 25 (1997): 6-6.
Metro 188; Feb (1997): 110-112.
Otago Daily Times February 8 (1997): 22-22.
Listener February 8 (1997): 49-49.
Pavement 21; Feb/Mar (1997): 115-115.
Sunday Star Times E; March 2 (1997): 4-4.
Pacific Islands Monthly 5.67; May (1997): 55-55.
Landfall 193; Autumn (1997): 161-165.
World Literature Today 4.71; Autumn (1997): 875-875.
New Zealand Books 2.7; June (1997): 1-1.
New Zealand Books 2.7; June (1997): 4-5.
Contemporary Pacific: a Journal of Island Affairs 2.10; Fall (1998): 483-488.
Booklist 6.96; November 15 (1999): 600-600.
Utne Reader 100; Jul/Aug (2000): 73-73.
Amerasia 3.26; Winter (2000): 215-219.
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Poetry
"Songs of the fat brown woman." Best New Zealand Poems (2003).
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Short Story
"A journey towards blue." Landfall 195; Aug (1998): 88-102.
"Myth of the great G pot - a post modern novel in seven books; The night woman." SPAN 50/51; Apr/June (2000): 72-82, 129.
"The poet (as a girl)." Printout 9; Autumn (1995): 15-17.
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Short Story Collection
Small packages. Auckland, Longman 2000.
 

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Article
Matthews, Philip. "A womans work." Listener October 4 (1997): 34-36.
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Criticism
Hunter, Sarah. "A wicked tongue." Quote Unquote Dec 1996/Jan 1997.42; Dec/Jan (1996): 7-7.
Polu, Lance. "Not just mere images - Sia Figiel." Talamua 8.3; October 1 (1996): 27-28.
Rothwell, Nicholas. "Contemporary, cultural and confessional." Pacific Islands Monthly 5.67; May 1 (1997): 55-55.
Iosefa, Sarona. "Gauguin is dead! There is no paradise!." Press Sup.; April 12 (1997): 5-5.
Baskett, Pat. "Giving a poetic voice to Samoa." New Zealand Herald G; March 15 (1997): 8-8.
Crompton, Angela. "Refusing to be conquered by culture of colonialism." Otago Daily Times October 8 (1997): 23-23.
Keown, Michelle. "Gaugin is dead : Sia Figiel and the representation of the Polynesian female body." SPAN 48/49; April/Oct (1999): 91-107.
Lacabanne, Sonia. "When two systems of colonisation collide." Commonwealth: essays and studies 1.22; Autumn (1999): 65-72.
Tawake, Sandra. "Constructing the present : insider/outsider perspective in fiction by Figiel, Pule and Ihimaera." SPAN 50/51; April/Oct (2000): 1-11.
Simpson, Emily. "Diva of the written word." Grace : New Zealand Feb (2000): 28-29.
Ellis, Juniper. Literary cartographies in Oceania; Proceedings from an International Conference: Charlottetwon, Prince Edward Island, Canada, June 28-30, 1998. Institue of Island Studies, Charlottetown, 2000: 51-64.
Iosefa, Sarona. "Sia on the move with words." The Press Sup.; January 29 (2000): 16-16.
Tawake, Sandra. "Transforming the insider-outsider perspective : postcolonial fiction from the Pacific." Contemporary Pacific: a Journal of Island Affairs 1.12; Spring (2000): 155-175.
King, Rachel. "We & they." Pavement 39; Feb/Mar (2000): 30-30.
Whitney, Scott. Pacific Magazine December 1 (2002).
Brooke, Thomas. The diglossic text as postcolonial strategy in the work of Samoan writer Sia Figiel; Proceedings of the University of Melbourne School of Languages Postgraduate Conference 2002. University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2002: 71-90.
Marsh, Selina Tusitala. "The girl : coming full circle." Spasifik 15; Jul/Aug (2005): 95-95.
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