1 Feb 2015

Alice Te Punga Somerville and the Māori diaspora

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:42 pm on 1 February 2015

"(The Manu Aute)…is shaped by its relationship to the ground and who is holding it, and the strength of the rope" Alice Te Punga Somerville. Academic Alice Te Punga Somerville uses the metaphor of the Manu Aute (a traditional Māori kite) to describe the diaspora of Māori writers living throughout the world whose work contribute to a discussion around Maori, The Pacific and Pacifika. Topics covered in her book, Once were Pacific: Māori Connections to Oceania (2012). "(The Manu Aute)…is shaped by its relationship to the ground and who is holding it, and the strength of the rope"Alice Te Punga Somerville