Sons For The Return Home – Albert Wendt

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Chosen by Suzy

A Samoan family migrates to Wellington in the 1960s, leaving the sons unsure to which culture or country they belong.

✔ “This book seemed to encapsulate a lot of what NZ & PI societies were experiencing as they slowly merged together.  My knowledge of this particular period in NZ’s history was fairly small and I relied, rightly or wrongly, on this book to help me understand what it was like for both ‘sides’.  It’s also a love story.  I’m not being particularly articulate am I?  Anyway I can highly recommend this lovely novel.” – Suzy

✔ “The basic premise of this story is one which many people can identify with, and that’s confusion over identity. This was such a real story with true to life characters, it’s impossible to not feel connected to it. I loved it.” – Rachel

✔ “Thoughts” – Sophia

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Published in 1973
Penguin
228 pages

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