Always Italicise

How to write while colonised

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Publisher Description

Shrink-wrapped, vacuum-packed, disassembled, sold for parts,butt of jokes, scapegoats, too this for that, too that for this,gravy trains, too angry, special treatment, let it go . . Always italicise foreign words' , a friend of the author was advised. In her first book of poetry, Maori scholar and poet Alice Te Punga Somerville does just that. In wit and anger, sadness and aroha, she reflects on how to write while colonised' how to write in English as a Maori writer; how to trace links between Aotearoa and wider Pacific, Indigenous and colonial worlds; how to be the only Maori person in a workplace; and how and why to do the mahi anyway.I wanted to pick up baby, and I wanted to pick a fight:The eternal Waitangi Day dilemma.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
8 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
88
Pages
PUBLISHER
Auckland University Press
SELLER
Chicago Review Press, Inc. DBA Independent Publishers Group
SIZE
1.4
MB

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