48/52 Samoa – Sinelai

A character written and performed by Sani Muliaumaseali’i

Sinelai is a fa’afafine Samoan who comes to London to make it on the West End. She encounters transphobic violence, makes friends and rivals. Her fictional story is central to Sinelai and the Kava Girls a “play with songs” that toured Britain in 2016.

You can hear the full Radio NZ interview with writer and star Sani Muliaumaseali’i here. And you can read Muliaumaseali’i’s biography and learn about upcoming events on his website.

To learn more about fa’afafine check out this article on Te Ara.

British Subjects is produced by Anna Rose Kerr.