Nafanua saving the Samoan rain forest by Paul Alan Cox

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Published by W.H. Freeman in New York .

Written in English

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  • Samoa.


  • Cox, Paul Alan,
  • Samoans -- Ethnobotany,
  • Rain forest conservation -- Samoa,
  • Forest reserves -- Samoa

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementPaul Alan Cox ; illustrated by Michael Rothman.
LC ClassificationsDU819.A2 C69 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination238 p. :
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL690291M
ISBN 100716731169
LC Control Number97037379

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Nafanua chased the bad guys as far as a neighboring village, where she abruptly stopped when a gust of wind blew her shirt up, revealing she was a woman. This resulted in several immediate effects: Everyone stopped and gaped. A lot of guys were all, “we lost to a woman?!“ Nafanua stopped for a.

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The legend of Nafanua, the guardian and goddess of war in Samoa. Nafanua is a titled woman known throughout Samoa as a goddess of war.

She was bestowed the title because she was highly respected by her family and village council and very dependable. As a goddess of war, it was her responsibility to protect her family and save her village from enemies. OLA LE TAUA Sola Lilomaiava ae tuliloa e Nafanua Pa'ia loa e Nafanua le pa i Fualaga ae ona ia toe manatua ai loa le tala a lona Tama na fai ia te ia "A pa'ia le pa i Fualaga, ia sua le tuli aua le ali'i o aiga" Sunu'i loa e Nafanua lana la'au i le palapala Ola loa lea o le taua.

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Nafanua’s old school mates planned to rob the New World, they sat at the tops of trees and planned: darkness, cigarettes, beer. She said, You’ll never pull it off. They didn’t. Nafanua from nowhere driving out into the world as far away from Aranui as she can go Nafanua from Pulotu driving out into the world and all the things that make her.

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Cox (Botany/Brigham Young Univ.) details the tribulations of protecting a small patch of unique forest in this story of his field days in Western Samoa.

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Augustin Kramer (written intrans in ) Nafanua: Goddess of War O-Lua 4 Main Titles of Samoa. Nafanua and the couple–Matuna and Matuna, were joined by a huge host of spirits in the form of dragonflies and cicadas, just as Nafanua had promised. Together they killed untold numbers of their opponents from Aia I Sasae and Aea I Sisifo, and drove the remaining enemy force east to Salega.

Then, behind Falelima, Matuna and Matuna forgot. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker.

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Published by W.H. Freeman and Company. ISBN Recommended retail price $ It is with enormous pleasure that we offer this book. I (Paddy) am lucky enough to count Paul Cox amongst my circle of friends.While they were swimming back to Samoa, Tilafaiga was abducted by her uncle, Saveasiuleo and bore him an alualutoto (blood clot) which later became Nafanua, the goddess of war.

Her sister Taema married a chief in Tutuila named Muamuamoa. He was very handsome except for the fact that his head had rooster combs growing from it.

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