'A Kind of Shelter Whakaruru-taha'

This Friday, 26 May, at Newtown Library, is the special launch of 'A Kind of Shelter Whakaruru-taha'.

Both Witi Ihimaera and Michelle Elvy, the two editors of this marvellous book, will be present at the launch along with some of the other creative people involved: Tina Makereti, Pip Adam, Harry Ricketts, Gregory O’Brien, Ya-Wen Ho and Noa Noa von Bassewitz - and Book Haven will also be there. We'll be selling copies of this beautiful book on the evening at the library. 

"A Kind of Shelter Whakaruru-taha," is described by Neil from Newtown Library as "a major anthology of new writing featuring some of Aotearoa’s most eminent writers, artists and thinkers as they consider what our shared future might hold. The book is a series of rich conversations that discuss our world in the second decade of this century. Just a few of the hot button topics the authors look at include decolonisation, indigeneity and climate change. A Kind of Shelter Whakaruru-taha, itself, is arranged according to the principles of whaikōrero.

The anthology, co-edited by Witi Ihimaera and Michelle Elvy, embraces a wide spectrum of voices. It creates a multiplicity of views for readers to consider. The writers included also hail from a wide variety of artistic and professional practices, including: poets, anthropologists, fiction writers, architects and academics. The resultant final book is a luminous hui, a book to return to time and again."

At Book Haven we are very appreciative that Massey University Press asked us to be the bookshop on the night. We are very much looking forward to seeing 'A Kind of Shelter Whakaruru-taha' go out into the local community. It's a book full of energy and life. It's one of those books you want to hold and touch and immerse yourself in the pages, coming up now and again to look at the world around you before delving into the pages again. A true delight. Do come along to the launch!

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Friday 26th of May, 6-7pm

Newtown Library
13 Constable Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021