What would it mean for New Zealand to act like a Pacific Island nation?
Damon Salesa explores this question in an energising public lecture, based on the Michael King Memorial Lecture he delivered to a standing-room-only audience at the Auckland Writers Festival in May. Setting a course through the ‘islands’ of Pacific life in New Zealand – Ōtara, Ōamaru, Porirua, Tokoroa and beyond – Salesa envisions a country becoming ‘more Pacific by the hour’. He challenges us to embrace our Pacific talent – because the future of this country is Pacific, whether we are ready or not.
BWB acknowledges the support of Auckland Writers Festival and Creative New Zealand.
Tuesday 21 August
Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum
419 Great King St, North Dunedin
All welcome, no rsvp needed.