FIGIEL, Sia. American Samoan, b. 1967. Genres: Essays. Career: Writer. Has worked as an au pair in Europe, as a performance and graphic artist, and as a journalist in American Samoa. Artist-in-residence at University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji; University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; and Arts in Education Program, American Samoa, 1996. Publications: Where We Once Belonged, 1996; The Girl in the Moon Circle, 1996; To a Young Artist in Contemplation: Poetry and Prose, 1998; They Who Do Not Grieve, 1999. Address: c/o Author Mail, Pasifika Press, 283 Karangahape Rd., Auckland, New Zealand.