Samoa


A Guide to Resources in the Mount Angel Abbey Library


Updated September 15, 2009


Partially through the generosity of Cardinal Pio Taofinu’u (+ 2006) of Apia, Western Samoa, Mount Angel Abbey Library has been building a substantial collection of books on Samoa.


Contents

  • English Language Books on Samoan History and Culture
  • Anthropological Studies—Margaret Mead and Her Critics
  • Samoa and Samoans Today
  • The Samoan Language
  • Christian Writings in Samoan
  • Bibliography
  • Web-Based / Internet Resources


    English Language Books on Samoan History and Culture


Wendt, Albert.
Albert Wendt was born in Western Samoa and educated in New Zealand, wherein he gained an M.A. in history from Victoria University, Wellington. He then became a professor of Pacific Literature at the University of the South Pacific

Anthropological Studies—Margaret Mead and Her Critics


Samoa and Samoans Today


The Samoan Language


Christian Writings in Samoan


Bibliography

  • Fairbairn-Dunlop, Peggy. Tamaitai Samoa: Their Stories. Carson, California: KIN Publications / Suva, Fiji: The Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, 1998. This book includes a detailed and wide-ranging bibliography of literature about Samoa, especially concerning topics of Samoan history and culture.
  • Holmes, Lowell D., ed. Samoan Island Bibliography. Wichita, KS: Poly Concepts, 1984.


Web-based / Internet Resources


Samoan Sensation: Literature Relating to Samoa

Includes a detailed "bibliography" about Samoa, with some 550 works, through early 2000.


Questia Online Library


A search for "bibliography, Samoa" yielded over 1800 books, plus a few journal articles.