Sia Figiel

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Sia Figiel was born on 1967 in Apia, Samoa. Discover Sia Figiel’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 53 years old?

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Timeline of Sia Figiel

2017

In her newest novel Freelove, the 17 year old protagonist, Inosia Alofafua Afatasi from the fictional Western Samoan village of Nu’uolemanusa is sent by her mother on an errand to the city of Apia. A chance encounter there with her spiritual brother Loage Viliamu, the son of the pastor in her village and her school teacher, leads her into an unexpected and forbidden relationship. The tale comments on social and communal changes, and was published in 2017 on Kindle and in print in 2018 by Little Island Press.

2003

Sia Figiel grew up amidst traditional Samoan singing and poetry, which heavily influenced her writing. Figiel’s greatest influence and inspiration in her career is the Samoan novelist and poet, Albert Wendt. Her formal schooling was conducted in Samoa and New Zealand where she also began a Bachelor of Arts, which was later completed at Whitworth College (United States). She has travelled in Europe and completed writers’ residencies at the University of the South Pacific, Suva, and the University of Technology, Sydney. Unfortunately, Sia Figel lost both parents to complications with diabetes. She too was diagnosed with diabetes in 2003.

Sia Figiel’s life has evidently been affected by diabetes in various ways. Her relatives before her had diabetes and related complications caused the death of both Figiel’s mother and father. In 2003 Figiel was diagnosed with type two diabetes. At this time, due to extraneous social and cultural conditions of Samoan life, Figiel kept her Diabetes a secret. She felt it to be a sign of weakness and did not want that to shape her as a writer and a public figure. Due to family, friends, and loved ones dying from such complications, she finally felt that it was time to speak up about the disease. In 2012, paralleled by a move to the United States, Figiel began to address her diabetes both publicly and personally making appearances at various conferences and university campuses. Since then, she has served as an advocate in the Pacific region by sharing her personal experiences to help win the battle in the fight against diabetes. Today, Figiel acts as a graven image for good health by targeting both those with diabetes and those who are making an effort to prevent it. As a testament to her success, in 2014, she competed in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. Figiel’s inspirational story was also featured on CNN, where she discusses her struggle with food and explains how because she’s from American Samoa, a place where food is such a major part of the culture, she had a hard time trying to manage her diabetes. But since moving to the U.S. in the state of Utah, she’s lost 100 pounds. Not only did it leave her with major dental complications, but she was also left with very low blood sugar many times. Fortunately, her son always knew exactly what to do and how to help her, which according to Figiel, “had saved her life continuously during this time.” Today, Figiel is living and leading a healthy life, serving as a role model to helping to guide and inspire others to do the same.

In her second novel, They Who Do Not Grieve, published in 2003 by Kaya Press, Figiel incorporates her poetic talents through the voices of three generations of women who descend from Samoa and New Zealand. Writing in a highly poetic medium, They Who Do Not Grieve tells the story of two twin sisters who introduce tattooing to Samoa. Through this themes of self-determination, femininity, and coming of age are addressed.

2000

In 2000 Figiel performed her Oceanic poetry at the University of Hawaii’s twenty-fifth annual Pacific Island Studies conference. The performances of Figiel and Teresia Teaiwa were recorded at this conference and subsequently released in a joint production with Hawai’i Dub Machine records and ‘Elepaio Press. The album is titled Terenesia. Sia Figiel has also been a contributor to The Contemporary Pacific journal on multiple occasions, including publications in 1998 and 2010.

1998

Figiel’s To a Young Artist in Contemplation is a collection of poetry and prose published in 1998 by the Institute of Pacific Studies.

1996

The Girl in the Moon Circle is a collection of poetic works published in 1996 by the Institute of Pacific Studies. It depicts life in Samoan society from the point of view of a ten-year-old girl named Samoana. This semi-autobiographical collection illustrates the simplistic aspects of Samoan culture, along with the commonplace experiences of a young ten-year-old girl, such as school, friends, family, church and boy crushes.

1994

Sia Figiel’s poetry won the Polynesian Literary Competition in 1994 and her novel Where We Once Belonged was awarded the 1997 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for fiction, South East Asia/South Pacific region. Her works have been translated into French, German, Catalan, Danish, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Portuguese.

1967

Sia Figiel (born 1967 Apia, Samoa) is an American contemporary Samoan novelist, poet, and painter.