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Becky Manawatu: Outside Influences | Byron Writers Festival

Becky Manawatu will be on the panel Outside Influences with Mawunyo Gbogbo, chaired by Anne-Marie Te Whiu.

 

Becky Manawatu (Ngai Tahu) was born in Nelson, raised in Waimangaroa, and she lived in Germany and Italy before returning to the West Coast with her family. Auē is her first novel.

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WINNER OF THE JANN MEDLICOTT ACORN PRIZE FOR FICTION
WINNER OF THE MITOQ BEST FIRST BOOK OF FICTION
WINNER OF THE NGAIO MARSH AWARD FOR BEST CRIME NOVEL

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(verb) to cry, howl, groan, wail, bawl. (interjection) expression of astonishment or distress.

Taukiri was born into sorrow. Aue can be heard in the sound of the sea he loves and hates, and in the music he draws out of the guitar that was his father’s. It spills out of the gang violence that killed his father and sent his mother into hiding, and the shame he feels about abandoning his eight-year-old brother to a violent home.

But Taukiri’s brother,…

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