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02 May 2024

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Essays on being childless, childfree and child adjacent
Eds Alie Benge, Lil O'Brien and Kathryn van Beek

Massey University Press

In Aotearoa the number of people who will never have children is growing — and they’re pushing back against the narrative that if they don’t, their lives will be somehow ‘less than’.

Otherhood’s essays are by writers who’ve felt on the outside looking in, who’ve lived unexpected lives and who’ve given the finger to social expectations. Some chose to be childfree, some didn’t get to choose and some — through bereavement or blended family dynamics — ask themselves: Am I a mother or am I other?

Thought-provoking, moving and often hilarious, Otherhood opens a more inclusive conversation about what makes a fulfilling life.

Detritus of Empire: feather/grass/rock

Robin Peace
Cuba Press

Poems by Ōtaki author Robin Peace about the natural world, settlement and displacement.

Alofa tele atu

Dahlia Malaeulu
Mila's Books

Alofa tele atu is a universal letter of alofa that offers timeless parental wisdom alongside the hopes and dreams we all have for our growing tamaiti.

The Call

Gavin Strawhan
Allen & Unwin

Winner of the Allen & Unwin Fiction Prize 2023.

A brilliant debut crime novel centred on a 501 deportee gang, set in a remote coastal New Zealand town.

Gripping and suspenseful, with a killer ending, The Call propels the reader into the world of a terrifying new kind of gang – and introduces a major new talent in crime writing.