Review: Sia Figiel’s “They Who Do Not Grieve”

by writereaderly

sia figiel they who do not grieveMy second Samoan novel, tracing the women descendants of two tattooed best friends, and their life paths in traditional Samoa, America and “Giu Sila” (New Zealand). Well written, in a rich array of voices from diverse worlds, it is brutal, powerful and poetic. Well recommended.

Where it came from: UPB
Time and manner of reading:
A lie-in on an overcast morning
Where it went: Home
Best line of the book: —-
Who I’d recommend it to:
Globally curious readers
Also reading: Being Alive edited by Neil Astley; The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

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