'The second edition of New Zealand’s Māori literary journal Ora Nui showcases a range of poetry, prose and short fiction from the Indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. Aboriginal contributors Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Tony Birch and Alexis West will join Māori writers Anton Blank, Cath Dunsford and Kani Te Manukura to read their work and launch this special edition – a collaboration between Ora Nui and the First Nation Australia Writers Network.' (Source: New Zealand Festival website)
'The driveway to the farmhouse was potholed and muddied. the car jerked from side to side like a boat in a storm. The house was fibro with walls stained in a spew-green mound. ...'
'I learnt to count by playing cards. I never really thought about it until I kept calling ones aces and got laughed at. ...'
Where I Began ...
There is a photo of my maternal grandmother - Amy Williams - standing in our old kitchen at the family home in Matraville in 1974. ...'
'"don't leave me, alright, Cal?' Amy pleaded as the quivering of her body became more immense. ...'