30 Jul 2019

Book Critic: Penny Hartill

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:08 pm on 30 July 2019

This week’s book critic, Penny Hartill discusses a few memoirs and through them, suggests they are the best genre for helping us to understand the past, particularly as it relates to colonialism and the impacts of racially based political ideologies.

To frame the discussion, she’ll be talking about Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Witi Ihimaera’s Māori Boy. She will also touch on Helene Wong’s Being Chinese and Gandhi, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments With Truth​

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