Maori & Tauiwi Literature Lecture (Wellington, New Zealand)

Lecture Description

This one-time presentation, entitled "From Baxter to Blogs: A View of Contemporary Māori and Tauiwi Literature in Aotearoa and New Zealand," will link University of Iowa undergraduates enrolled in the first year honors seminar “Learning about the Social World from Fiction” and New Zealand-based poet and musician Hinemoana Baker. Baker’s lecture will provide a chronological sampling of major Māori poetry and fiction and conclude with a short performance of Baker’s own work followed by a brief Q&A session.


Hinemoana BAKER is a New Zealand-based poet and musician. She published her first book of poems Matuhi | Needle in 2004 and attended the International Writing Program as a fall resident in 2010.

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