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POUTOKOMANAWA – THE HEARTPOST - THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: TINA MAKERETI

Maori and Pasifika writers cross borders with a vibrant aesthetic that exists nowhere else on the planet. Yet they are under-represented in literature—research suggests that Maori and Pasifika poetry and fiction accounts for only 3% of all locally published literature. Other ethnic groups fare worse. In this lecture novelist, essayist and creative writing teacher Tina Makereti assesses the state of affairs and presents her vision of a vibrant Maori/Pasifika/ Indigenous/NZ literature: What kind of house does our literature inhabit? Where are radical renovations needed?

Free Event - no ticket required

Wed, 17 May 2017

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