Memoir

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MELANI ANAE: FIFTY YEARS OF THE POLYNESIAN PANTHERS

Thursday, 26th August 6:00 pm

Melani Anae was a co-founder of the Polynesian Panthers. In conversation with Okirano Tilaia, she reflects on the announcement of an apology for the Dawn Raids, and her new book The Platform, detailing five decades spent in peaceful resistance, educating New Zealand about ongoing racism, and Pacific empowerment.

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TRANQUILITY & RUIN

Saturday, 28th August 1:00 pm

In Tranquility and Ruin, Danyl McLauchlan goes looking for enlightenment, and finds himself shovelling clay with a monk until his hands bleed. In conversation with Ekant Veer, Danyl shows how Effective Altruism, meditation and metaphysics, medication and depression can be hilarious – until you find yourself inexplicably in tears.

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A CLEAR DAWN: NEW ASIAN VOICES FROM AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

Sunday, 29th August 12:00 pm

A Clear Dawn is the first ever anthology of Asian-New Zealand creative writing. Editors Paula Morris and Alison Wong host readings and conversation with contributors E Wen Wong, Sharon Lam, Nod Ghosh, Russell Boey, Melanie Kwang and Neema Singh, with special guest Jeffrey Zhao on the erhu.

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