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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.

Release date: 15 August 2024


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Koe: An Aotearoa ecopoetry anthology

Selected by Janet Newman and Robert Sullivan

With more than 100 poems of celebration, elegy, fear, hope and activism, Koe An Aotearoa Ecopoetry Anthology provides a comprehensive overview of the traditions, development and heritage of a unique Aotearoa New Zealand ecopoetry derived from both traditional Māori poetry and the English poetry canon, challenging traditional Eurocentric perspectives and wrestling with the impacts of European colonisation.

Release date: 22  August 2024


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The Twisted Chain

By Jason Gurney

The Twisted Chain combines a personal story about the impacts of rheumatic fever in Jason Gurney’s family with an exploration of the multi-factorial causes of rheumatic fever, investigating the reasons for the shockingly high rates of rheumatic fever in New Zealand’s Māori and Pasifika communities.

Release date: 11 September 2024


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Remembering and Becoming

Oral History in Aotearoa New Zealand

Edited by Megan Hutching and Anna Green

Remembering and Becoming investigates how oral histories can enrich our understanding of Aotearoa New Zealand’s past. The book provides clear explanations of oral history methodologies and insightful analyses of personal narratives while exploring themes such as race, culture, class, religion, gender, place, sexuality and family. Drawing from diverse backgrounds and extensive experience, the contributing authors challenge conventional historical assumptions and highlight the unique insights oral histories offer.


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Pretty Ugly

Kirsty Gunn

Pretty Ugly by Kirsty Gunn is the inaugural title in a new series of short story collections from Landfall Tauraka and Otago University Press, celebrating the art of short fiction in Aotearoa New Zealand. These 13 stories, set in New Zealand and in the UK, are a testament to Gunn’s unrivalled ability to look directly into the troubled human heart and draw out what dwells there. Gunn’s is a steady, unflinching gaze. Each story is an exquisite, thorn-sharp bouquet.


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Liar, Liar, Lick, Spit

By Emma Neale

Fibs, porkies, little white lies, absolute whoppers and criminal evasions: the ways we can deceive each other are legion. Liar, Liar, Lick, Spit, the new collection by Ōtepoti poet and writer Emma Neale, is fascinated by our doubleness. Prompted by the rich implications in a line from Joseph Brodsky — ‘The real history of consciousness starts with one’s first lie’ — it combines a personal memoir of lies with an exploration of wider social deceptions.


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Landfall 248: Spring 2024

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 248: Spring 2024 announces the winner of the 2024 Landfall Essay Competition and the winners of the 2024 Caselberg International Poetry Prize. Landfall 248 also includes essays from Landfall’s 2024 collaborative series with RMIT University’s nonfiction/Lab on the theme of ‘making space’.


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