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Always Italicise: How to write while colonised (Paperback)
A first book of poetry from acclaimed Maori writer and scholar Alice Te Punga Somerville.
About the Author
Alice Te Punga Somerville (Te Ati Awa, Taranaki) is a scholar, poet, and irredentist.
‘Biting, cheeky, defiant, sage – Alice’s words speak out against injustice, speak up for the overlooked and sidelined, and speak softly for the tamariki. Always Italicise is a collection to carry closely.’ —Aroha Harris
‘This is a vital semantic offering from the centre to the outer reaches, through oceans and archives and tender hearts. This is a lesson on the power of language, institutions and love, written with astute wit and bite to swill, pulse and survive, and ultimately choke in the disciplinary mouths of empire.’ —Natalie Harkin