Think Talk: Being Pākehā
Tuesday 22 February 2022 7:30 - 8:30pm
This talk is about the process of writing This Pākehā Life: An Unsettled Memoir. According to the book’s blurb: “This book is about my making sense here, of my becoming and being Pākehā. Every Pākehā becomes a Pākehā in their own way, finding her or his own meaning for that Māori word. This is the story of what it means to me. I have written this book for Pākehā – and other New Zealanders – curious about their sense of identity and about the ambivalences we Pākehā often experience in our relationships with Māori”.
About Alison Jones
Professor of Education, University of Auckland. Alison was born in Auckland in the 1950s to immigrant English parents. She grew up as a Pākehā in small-town New Zealand before returning to her birthplace in the 1970s to complete a doctorate in Education. Māori-Pākehā relationships are her interest and her general field of study.
Please register for this talk so we can plan seating for the expected numbers. A small donation on arrival at the door is appreciated.