The Best of e-Tangata

The Best of e-Tangata

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. Commissioned as short digital-first works, BWB Texts unlock diverse stories, insights and analysis from the best of our past, present and future New Zealand writing.

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

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The e-Tangata storytellers will speak at National Library in Wellington on Monday 2 October - see the event page for more details.


'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-TangataTui Motu, October 2017, p.29.