Ko Aotearoa Tātou: We Are New Zealand



30 October 2020 | WORD Christchurch Spring Festival

Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand is bursting with new works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art created in response to the editors’ questions:

What is New Zealand now, in all its rich variety and contradiction, darkness and light? Who are New Zealanders?

The starting point for the anthology was the statement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern after the March Christchurch attacks: ‘Because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion, a home for those who share our values, refuge for those who need it…we will not, and cannot, be shaken by this attack.’

To celebrate the launch of this important book, published by Otago University Press, we welcome contributors reading from their work alongside special guests from 5pm to 6pm, followed by a reception from 6pm to 7pm.

Featuring Dr Hanif Quazi, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Ghazaleh Golbakhsh, essa may ranapiri, Donna Miles-Mojab, Mohamed Hassan, David Gregory, E Wen Wong and more. Unfortunately, Tusiata Avia is not able to appear at the event.

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