Lani Wendt Young
Writer, researcher, blogger, teacher, mother of the Fabulous Five, Goddess of all I survey within my Hermit Cave, believer in mermaids, a maker of culinary delights and disasters. Sleepless.
Of Samoan/NZ Maori descent, I write everything under the sun: short fiction with a Pacific flavour, stories for children, freelance news articles, rantings of a Mad Mother and more. My first book was the narrative NF 'Pacific Tsunami - Galu Afi'. My YA urban fantasy/romance novel 'Telesa' will be released in August 2011.
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Short Story. A brutally honest portrayal of what happens when Susanna - a young girl in Samoa - is sexually abused and everyone she turns to for help fails her. Again and again.
A powerful and moving story that highlights a cruelly common problem facing many young people in Samoa today.
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