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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.

 

Annotation: 

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. 

 

Awards: 

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.