Book Signing at SSAB Auckland Sei Oriana Gift Shop


Saturday 3rd September 2022, Auckland NZ. The Samoa Stationery and Books (SSAB) Auckland Sei Oriana Gift Shop is hosting a book signing this morning for “Tautua, Memoirs of a Public Servant” – by Samoa’s former Deputy Prime Minister, Tugaga Lesamatauanuu Misa Telefoni Retzlaff.

SSAB Auckland Sei Oriana Gift Shop have posted an invitation on their Facebook page:

“Misa Telefoni will be at our store from 10am to 12pm TODAY to personally sign your copy..”

“Still looking for a Fathers Day Gift? Give Dad a signed TAUTUA book”.

Born Hermann Theodore Retzlaff and better known as Misa Telefoni to Samoa, Lesamatauanuu’s latest book was recently reviewed by Rev. Ali’itasi Aoina-Salesa for the Methodist Touchstone Magazine.

“Retzlaff was his ‘father’s son’ and while this relationship spoke strongly of his deepest regard and love for his father, there was also an unspoken understanding of expectation and the inherent adherence to that understanding of a son to his father,” writes Reverend Ali’itasi.

“Retzlaff’s hopes and aspirations for the next generations of his family and of Samoans generally are synonymous with those of his parents and their parents before them – peace and prosperity for all..

“In Retzlaff’s life and times, a time of great learning and coming of age as a Son of Samoa, he remained true to his faith in God’s faithfulness in enabling him to have the time of his life as a public servant..

Rev Ali’itasi adds, “Tautua is a heart-rending reflection of Tugaga Lesamatauanu’u Misa Telefoni Retzlaff’s foray into politics, the highlight of which was his time as Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa 2001-2010″.

“The story is a pleasant read and will resonate with many Samoans who will identify alongside Retzlaff their place within the fabric of this story..

“Samoa’s history over this period, 1988-2011, is also Retzlaff’s history..

Tautua is available for purchase Instore at SSAB Sei Oriana, or Online through their easy to use website.