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Sons of the Return Home

Sons for the Return Home - Albert Wendt, Vilsoni Hereniko

APA Citation:

Wendt, A. (1973). Sons for the return home. Auckland: Longman Paul.



This text is the story of a cross-racial romance between a Samoan student at Auckland University, the son of migrant parents, and the daughter of a wealthy palagi family. 


Author Information: 

Samoan-born Albert Wendt was working as a teacher in Samoa when he wrote the autobiographical Sons for the Return Home, first published in 1973. This was his first book. 



It was an instant bestseller and was later made into a successful movie. 


Target Audience: Young adult 


Genre: Autobiographical 


Interest: Cultural diversity, Samoan mirror, Coming of age story, romance, interracial relationships.