The Conch’s The White Guitar is an exposé on the land of milk and honey, of a dream that has long been lost – if it ever existed. In this autobiographical work, the Luafutu family share their story of Aotearoa, the land of racism, gangs and drugs.
Like many Samoans, the Luafutu family journeyed to Aotearoa with a dream for a life of financial and educational advancement for their children. In The White Guitar, two generations of Luafutus share the story of the dream that ran away.
“The White Guitar shines light on the Luafutu’s darkness so that we may see our own. It is a reminder that the hardships we see on the streets of Aotearoa were not born in a vacuum – these stories begin with us.”
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