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Heart Stood Still

By Miriam Sharland

Heart Stood Still is an eco-memoir and a lyrical portrait of Manawatū, Aotearoa. In early 2020, Miriam Sharland was nearing the end of a 17-year adventure in Aotearoa and was set to return to her family and friends in England when Covid put an end to her travel plans. Facing isolation, Sharland turned to the natural beauty of Manawatū to find healing and a sense of belonging in a time of uncertainty.

Release date: 22 April 2024


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By Majella Cullinane

During the Covid-19 pandemic, eighteen thousand uncrossable kilometres lay between poet Majella Cullinane in Aotearoa New Zealand and her mother in Ireland, a distance unbridgeable even by phone as Cullinane’s mother’s language was lost to dementia. Meantime calls and keens across this terrible distance. With attentiveness, tenderness and extraordinary vulnerability, these poems speak directly to personal experience while also addressing a wider world shadowed and altered by illness, where everything once familiar and coherent is disintegrating, in flux, uncertain and strange.

Release date: 23 May 2024


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Landfall 247: Spring 2024

Edited by Lynley Edmeades

Landfall is Aotearoa’s longest-running arts and literary journal. Each volume brims with vital new fiction, art, poetry, cultural commentary, reviews, and biographical and critical essays. Landfall 247: Autumn 2024 announces the winner of the 2024 Landfall Young Writers’ Essay Competition and includes essays from Landfall’s 2024 collaborative series with RMIT University’s nonfiction/Lab on the theme of ‘making space'.

Release date: 27 May 2024


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Echoes from Hawaiki

The origins and development of Māori and Moriori musical instruments

By Jennifer Cattermole

Echoes from Hawaiki is a comprehensive account of taonga pūoro ancestral musical traditions and instrument-playing techniques. In this thoroughly researched and beautifully illustrated book, Jennifer Cattermole traces the origins and development of taonga pūoro, the stories they carry and how they connect present-day iwi with ancestral knowledge and traditions.

Release date: 20 June 2024


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Power to Win

The Living Wage Movement in Aotearoa New Zealand

by Lyndy McIntyre

Power to Win tells the story of the living wage movement in Aotearoa New Zealand. Here, Lyndy McIntyre documents the movement’s efforts to lift the wages of the most disadvantaged people in our workforce – women, Māori, Pacifica, migrants and refugees, and young workers. McIntyre provides a window into the lives of these workers and those committed to ending in-work poverty: the activists, faith groups, unions and community organisations who come together to tilt the axis of power from employers to low-wage workers.

Release date: 4 July 2024


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Forms of Freedom

Marxist Essays in New Zealand and Australian Literature

By Dougal McNeill

In Forms of Freedom Dougal McNeill explores how the creative literary imagination can influence progressive social change in the real world. In engaging prose and with impressive intellectual range, McNeill applies insights from Marxist critical theory to the works of selected Aotearoa New Zealand and Australian writers and reveals literature’s capacity to find potent forms with which to articulate concepts of, and beliefs about, freedom.


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Koe: An Aotearoa ecopoetry anthology

Selected by Janet Newman and Robert Sullivan

Koe contains 100 environmentally-themed poems composed by Māori and tangata tiriti. Supported by a comprehensive introduction, Koe traces the development, through two centuries, of a unique Aotearoa New Zealand ecopoetry tradition derived from both Māori and English poetic traditions.


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The Twisted Chain

By Jason Gurney

A personal memoir about the impacts of rheumatic fever within the author’s whānau and an exposé of underlying socio-political reasons for its disproportionate prevalence in Māori communities.


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