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Fence and flowers.
Sunset over ice in Antarctica.

by Victor Rodger

illustrated by Scott Pearson

"When I tell people, especially Pālagi people, that my father is from Sāmoa, they usually ask, “Do you go back?” Weird, right? It’s not like I was born in Sāmoa. I was born here, in Christchurch. Aranui, to be exact. One of those suburbs the quake messed up. If I went to Sāmoa, I wouldn’t be going back – I’d just be going. But I don’t try to explain any of this. It can get complicated."

Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Fiction

Topics: belonging, change, culture, family, grandparents, home, identity, Lalomanu, Pacific, responsibility, Sāmoa, separation, single-parent families

In: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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