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Moetai Brotherson defines himself as a storyteller. He inscribes stories in History and weaves the threads of reality to those of legends. Child of Huahine, he has been writing since he was fourteen years old. Fascinated by his country and its culture, he nevertheless went into exile in New York. There, he will directly experience the events of September 11, 2001, which will make him return to the fenua. Paradoxically, he writes for the love of orality, the book being only the score of a melody that each reader is free to interpret. A committed citizen, in 2010 he took part in the “O Tahiti Nui Freedom” adventure, building and sending a Polynesian sailing pirogue from Tahiti to Shanghai in the middle of the typhoon season. In 2014, he became deputy mayor of Faa’a, was elected deputy in 2017, and representative to the Polynesian Assembly in 2018.
The Absent King