Afaese Manoa

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Afaese Manoa (born Tuvalu, 1949) is a Tuvaluan writer and musician.

National anthem of Tuvalu[edit]

Afaese Manoa is the author of words and music to an anthem, Tuvalu mo te Atua (Tuvalu for the Almighty), in the Tuvaluan language.[1] In 1978, the year of Tuvalu's independence from the United Kingdom, Manoa's anthem lyrics and music were adopted as the national anthem of Tuvalu.

Reputation as writer[edit]

Manoa is the best-known writer in a language which has relatively little literature. Along with other Oceanic writers, such as Joanne Gobure of Nauru, his best-known writing evinces a strong sense of religious vocation.[2]


  1. ^ "The Royal and National Anthem of Tuvalu". YouTube (video). Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tapumanaia & Lasela". Tapula International. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

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