26 Oct 2023

Posthumous award recognises the legacy of academic

From , 6:00 am on 26 October 2023
The late Epeli Hau'ofa

The late Epeli Hau'ofa Photo: Kaniva Tonga

The late poet, writer and academic 'Epeli Hau'ofa has been awarded a posthumous honorary doctorate from the University of Auckland.

The Tongan Fijian Professor is widely regarded among Pasifika academics for his contributions to Pacific literature. 

His works such as his novel - Tales of the Tikongs - are read as part of secondary school curriculums throughout the Pacific.

RNZ Pacific's Finau Fonua spoke with Auckland University Pacific Pro Vice-Chancellor, Jemaima Tiatia-Siau about the legacy of Epeli Hau'ofa.