15 Apr 2019

Pacific women writers recognised by Commonwealth

From , 4:01 am on 15 April 2019

Pacific women authors and their challenges are gaining recognition on the world stage. 

Last year, Samoan human rights activist Jenny Bennett-Tuionetoa won the Commonwealth's short story prize. 

This year, Cook Islander Maria Samuela is among 21 writers from 16 countries shortlisted for the award.

Christine Rovoi has more.

Maria Samuela.

Maria Samuela. Photo: Maria Samuela