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Good Little Samoan Boy

Good Little Samoan Boy.

by Victor Rodger

I met my Samoan grandmother, Matalena, twice: once when I was at primary school and once when I was at high school. Both times it was pretty awkward. Even though I knew who she was, I didn’t know her. The second – and last – time I met Matalena, she’d developed cataracts and could hardly see. She wept as she ran her hands over my face – and to be honest, it freaked me out.

Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Topics: ancestors, belonging, childhood, culture, family, grandparents, heritage, identity, migrants, Pālagi, Sāmoa, Samoan, tūpuna

In: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

Publication date: June 2022

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