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Young, gifted, female and brown, Elizabeth Crayford

Fale Aitu|Spirit House Tusiata Avia Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9781776560646 Tail of the Taniwha Courtney Sina Meredith Beatnik Publishing, $30.00, ISBN 9780992264895 Lucky Punch Simone Kaho Anahera Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780473367510 Before Tusiata Avia’s Fale Aitu|Spirit House was published,…
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State-of-the-education-nation, Elizabeth Crayford

The Rhetoric and the Reality: New Zealand Schools and Schooling in the 21st Century David Hood Fraser Books, $39.50, ISBN 9780992247638 David Hood has written a thorough, detailed and impassioned plea for major changes to our education system. He calls…
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Personal freight, Elizabeth Crayford

Wild Like Me Elizabeth Nannestad Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780864738813 One Human in Height Rachel O’Neill Hue and Cry Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780473257569 Other Animals Therese Lloyd Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780864738820 Dark Sparring Selina Tusitala Marsh Auckland…
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Out of this world, Elizabeth Crayford

Snow White’s Coffin Kate Camp Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780864738882 The Odour of Sanctity Amy Brown Victoria University Press, $35.00, ISBN 9780864738905 Snow White’s Coffin was written when Kate Camp held the Creative New Zealand Berlin Residency from September…
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Memories, Möbius strips and Morse code, Elizabeth Crayford

Common Land Lynn Davidson Victoria University Press, $28.00, ISBN 9780864737601 The Darling North Anne Kennedy Auckland University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9781869405939 Birds of Clay Aleksandra Lane Victoria University Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780864737588 “Common Land is possibly the most successful mix…
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A hard-won magic, Elizabeth Crayford

Markings Cilla McQueen Otago University Press, $24.95, ISBN 1877133922   Not long after Cilla McQueen moved to her new address on Liffey St, Bluff, she booked a place on a tour of the Tiwai aluminium smelter, the chimney of which…
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Obscurity v the life principle, Kim Worthington

Envoy Alan Loney and Mark Wills Puriri Press, $28.00, ISBN 0 908943 13 x On Virgin Skin Gay Linden Sandpiper Press, $19.95, ISBN 0 473 04187 1 Before the Divorce We Go to Disneyland Diane Brown Tandem Press, $24.95, ISBN…
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