Tuesday, February 3, 2009



Samoa has the highest suicide rate in the world. I can’t confirm the accuracy of that statistic. However while I was in America over the holidays, an unmarried woman in her 20’s hung herself from a tree in the family yard. She leaves behind one child.

My host sister, a journalism college student and part-time employee for the Samoan newspaper, was sent to photograph the lava lava cloth remnant still hanging from the tree.

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