Adventures of Vela, The

Adventures of Vela, The

$26.00

University of Hawaiʻi Press

Albert Wendt

Softcover, 276 pp.

“We are the remembered cord that stretches across the abyss of all that we’ve forgotten.” –Sang Vela

Journey through the many stories and worlds of the immortal Vela, the Samoan song maker, poet and storyteller – Vela who was so red and ugly at birth they called him the cooked; Vela the lonely admirer of pigs and the connoisseur of feet; Vela the lover of song maker Mulialofa. Follow Vela down through centuries as he encounters the single-minded society of the Tagata-Nei and the Smellocracy Of Olfact and recounts the stories of Lady Nafanua, the fearless warrior queen, before whom traveling chroniclers still bow down today.