The Best of e-Tangata

The Best of e-Tangata

Out of print – digital edition available

The celebrated digital magazine e-Tangata is home to some of the most incisive and profound commentary on life in New Zealand. Māori, Pasifika and Pākehā writers grapple with topics that range from politics and social issues to history and popular culture. The best of these are collected together here into this BWB Text by the magazine’s editors, Tapu Misa and Gary Wilson.

What are BWB Texts?

BWB Texts are short books on big subjects by great New Zealand writers. Spanning contemporary issues, history and memoir, new BWB Texts are released regularly, and the series now amounts to well over fifty works.

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Print publication:
Ebook publication: Apr 2017
Pages: 208
RRP: $14.99
ISBN: 9780947518455
DOI: 10.7810/9780947518455

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Philip Cass, 'E-Tangata - Getting it Right', Pacific Journalism Review, 24, 2 (2018), pp.262-3.

'The powerful bridge that is e-Tangata', FuturebuiltNZ Media Report, Scoop, 4 October 2017.

'The only Māori in the room', Māmari Stephens Newsroom, 2 October 2017.

Book Review: The Best of e-Tangata, Colin MacLeod Tui Motu, October 2017, p.29.

'Book promotes Pacific voices', Dateline Pacific, RNZ, 24 April 2017.

'Elevating Maori and Pasifika voices in mainstream media', 95bFM, 20 April 2017.

'New book aims to get Pacific voices in mainstream', RNZ, 19 April 2017.

'Mana Trust spokesperson facilitators of E Tangata Gary Wilson', Waatea News.

'Time to Wipe the Cultural Sleep from our Eyes', Tim Murphy, Newsroom, 13 April 2017.

'The e-Tangata book: Our stories, our voices', e-Tangata, 9 April 2017.


'The Best of e-Tangata is an excellent book with wit, emotion, entertainment and critical analysis shining through the storytelling. I recommend it especially to readers curious to learn more about the richness of Aotearoa cultures and languages.' - Colin MacLeod, Book Review: The Best of e-Tangata, Tui Motu, October 2017, p.29.