Palemia tells the story of how a boy from an isolated village gr3ew up to the become Prime Minister of Samoa. It follows his journey from Lepa to Apia, Auckland, Wellington, Brussels, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, London, New York and many other international destinations, always returning to Lepa and the Faasamoa that shaped him.
Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi is Samoan longest serving Prime Minister. His premiership has been marked by political and economic crises, natural disasters, regional tensions and local challenges. Tuilaepas political career started during turbulent times but has resulted in an unprecedented periods of political stability and economic development through his leadership in modernizing the economy, improving education and health and reducing poverty in Samoa.
Palemia captures the voice, documents the life, and places in context a record on the most significant Samoan political leader of this generation, an contains many useful insights into the social, cultural and economic development of Samoa and the wider Pacific Region.