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Description - Poukahangatus by Tayi Tibble

This collection speaks about beauty, activism, power and popular culture with compelling guile, a darkness, a deep understanding and sensuality. It dives through noir, whakama and kitsch and emerges dripping with colour and liquor. There's whakapapa, funk (in all its connotations) and fetishisation. The poems map colonisation of many kinds through intergenerational, indigenous domesticity, sex, image and disjunction. They time-travel through the powdery mint-green 1960s and the polaroid sunshine 1970s to the present day. Their language and forms are liquid-sometimes as lush as what they describe, other times deliberately biblical or oblique. It all says: here is a writer who is experiencing herself as powerful, restrained but unafraid, already confident enough to make a phat splash on the page. -Hinemoana Baker

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781776561926
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 80
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2018
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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