This Pākehā Life

An Unsettled Memoir

This Pākehā Life's cover
Hight res image

Print publication:

eBook publication:

Pages: 240

RRP: $39.99

ISBN: 9781988587288

DOI: 10.7810/9781988587288

This book is about my making sense here, of my becoming and being Pākehā. Every Pākehā becomes a Pākehā in their own way, finding her or his own meaning for that Māori word. This is the story of what it means to me. I have written this book for Pākehā – and other New Zealanders – curious about their sense of identity and about the ambivalences we Pākehā often experience in our relationships with Māori.

A timely and perceptive memoir from award-winning author and academic Alison Jones. As questions of identity come to the fore once more in New Zealand, this frank and humane account of a life spent traversing Pākehā and Māori worlds offers important insights into our shared life on these islands.

Read the preface

Click image to view preface (PDF)

 

Listen to Alison Jones at the Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki (2021)