Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Book launch for Island Time: New Zealand's Pacific Futures by Damon Salesa

Join University of Auckland Pacific Studies to celebrate the launch of Damon Salesa's new BWB Text, Island Time: New Zealand's Pacific Futures.

When:Tuesday 12 December, 7pm
Where: Fale Pasifika, 20 Wynyard Street, University of Auckland
RSVP: All welcome, RSVP to
More information: download an invitation, visit Facebook or the BWB website.

Please note: This event is not managed by BWB.

About the book

The task of living in modern New Zealand – and especially in modern Auckland – is not just to understand how to live with different peoples, but how to adapt to the future that has already happened.

New Zealand is a nation that exists on Pacific Islands, but does not, will not, perhaps cannot, see itself as a Pacific Island nation. Yet turning to the Pacific, argues Damon Salesa, enables us to grasp a fuller understanding of what life is really like on these shores.
After all, Salesa argues, in many ways New Zealand’s Pacific future has already happened. Setting a course through the ‘islands’ of Pacific life in New Zealand – Ōtara, Tokoroa, Porirua, Ōamaru and beyond – he charts a country becoming ‘even more Pacific by the hour’. What would it mean, this far-sighted book asks, for New Zealand to recognise its Pacific talent and finally act like a Pacific nation

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