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Portrait of Ariirau

Ariirau Richard Vivi, who was named after her Tuamotuan great-great-grandmother and uses her Tahitian first name as her nom de plume, was born in Pirae, Tahiti, in 1972 and lived in France from ages four to twenty-five. She moved to the United States in 1997 to teach French, an experience overshadowed by the trauma of seeking an abortion there, which she then explored in her most controversial novel. In 2005 she returned to her homeland, where she teaches English and writes. (updated 10/2022)

AGNI has published the following work:

720 Times Hiroshima in My Land
by Ariirau
Translated from the French by Jeffrey Zuckerman
AGNI 96 Print Only
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