Author(s): Peter Thomson
DoP - 2008, Fiji New edition - first published 1999 What critics wrote about the first edition of Kava in the Blood "It is without doubt the best book on the dreadful events Fiji is only now doing penance for." - 71" National Business Review. 28th May 1999 "Kava in the Blood is a timely and illuminating story which probes the psyche of this nation. It has all the hallmarks of a South Pacific classic." - North and South. June, 1999 "His evocations are written from the heart, the device works beautifully. His story should be acclaimed at many levels." -The Dominion. 29th May 1999 "It is an exceptional book." - Th. Evening Post. 14th May 1999 "Kava in the Blood is an easy and enjoyable read, giving a very clear, personal explanation of Fiji's recent dramatic historical events," - Polynesia. September,1999 "Anyone interested in virtually any aspect of Fiji, from goat curry to haunted houses to Fiji-style military coups, can be assured of an absorbing read with Kava ill the Blood." "Fiji's Business Magazine. December 1999
Winner of New Zealand Society of Authors Best First Book Awards: E.H. McCormick Award for Non Fiction 2000.