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Release: Island Time with Damon Salesa

Island Time with Damon Salesa

29 June 2018

Join us at Te Papa on Saturday 7 July for an extraordinary address from an inspirational scholar.

Saturday 7 July, 2.00–3.00 p.m
Te Marae, Level 4,
Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand
55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington
All welcome, no rsvp needed

What would it mean for New Zealand to act like a Pacific Island nation? Damon Salesa explores this question in an energising public lecture, based on the Michael King Memorial Lecture he delivered to a standing-room-only audience at the Auckland Writers Festival in May.

Setting a course through the ‘islands’ of Pacific life in New Zealand – Ōtara, Porirua, Tokoroa, Ōamaru and beyond – Salesa envisions a country becoming ‘more Pacific by the hour’. He challenges us to embrace our Pacific talent – because the future of this country is Pacific, whether we are ready or not.

Damon Salesa’s BWB Text Island Time: New Zealand’s Pacific Futures is available on our website and from all good bookstores.

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BWB acknowledges the support of Auckland Writers Festival and Creative New Zealand.

Event Date time:
Saturday, July 7, 2018 – 14:00