26 Feb 2022

Anton Blank on forgiving Pakeha and colonial history

From Māpuna, 12:45 pm on 26 February 2022

If we don't forgive Pakeha and our colonial history we can't move on. That's according to publisher and communications expert Anton Blank. His next book about racism will focus on forgiveness which Anton says "is the next important phase of Maori development." Of Ngati Porou and Ngati Kahungunu whakapapa he's also edited a book about the work of his mother, Arapera Blank, who was the first Maori woman to win the Katherine Mansfield Award. And if he hasn't been busy enough he's also a child advocate and founder of the Ora Nui Journal of Maori writing.