In Fijian language. Former Government minister, long-time civil servant and soldier Manunivavalagi Korovulavula will launch the first of his three-part autobiography. The Naikorokoro, Sanima, Kadavu man said the books stemmed in part from an invitation from the Ministry of Education to write stories in the Fijian language and his longtime desire to tell his children, grandchildren and their children his story. He said he would be able to tell them, "Who I am, where I come from, what worthwhile things I have done so they can learn from and cherish it". The first book Gone ni Turaki (Toorak Boy), which will be launched today at the Jubilee Hall in Toorak, tells the story of the difficulties he faced during World War II from 1939 to 1945. This was when Mr Korovulavula began his education at the Suva Methodist Boys School in 1943 at the time when the war in the Pacific was at its peak.