Author(s): Marita Davies
Teaote decides to build a sea wall to protect her village from huge waves. Her neighbours build their walls too but she is very proud of hers and thinks it is the best. One day the waves are very, very high and her wall stands but is damaged a bit. So she and Kairo, her friend, help each other to build up their walls to protect both their houses. This is a book about hope, determination and the people that need a global solution. This book is all about spreading awareness of the of Kiribati without using big words like climate change or environmental awareness. Let's talk big waves and hot suns. Let's talk about a country that so many people don't even know exists.
‘Writing, sharing stories, exploring culture – this is what I do.’
My name is Marita Davies.
I am a proud Kiribati & Australian woman, a Marakei and Tabetuiea North descendant.
I am passionate about supporting the voice of Pacific people and the cultural knowledge they possess.
I am determined to embody the strength that my ancestors have passed onto me.
I have written every day for as long as I can remember.
I write because I love how words bring clarity to ideas. All my life, I have used words to convey my thoughts and over the years, I have been able to help other people and businesses translate their own ideas into written form.
Stories and the way that they are told, is how we connect. In the end, stories are all we have.
This is why I write.