Tina Maketeti'sfirst novel, Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings, has been described as ‘remarkable ... spanning generations of Moriori, Māori and Pākehā descendants as they grapple with a legacy of pacifism, violent domination and cross-cultural dilemmas.’ It was longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award and won the 2014 Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Award for Fiction.
Tina Makereti has a PhD and Masters in Creative Writing from Victoria University and a BA and PG Dip Māori Studies from Massey University. Her fiction, essays, and short stories have been recognised nationally and internationally, including the 2016 Pacific Regional Commonwealth Short Story Prize, two Nga Kupu Ora Awards, and a RSNZ Creative Science Writing Nonfiction Award. Her latest book is an anthology of Māori & Pasifika fiction, Black Marks on the White Page (2017). Dr Makereti teaches creative writing at all levels, and is particularly interested in Māori & Pasifika creative work.
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