1 Oct 2020

This Pākehā Life, Alison Jones

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 1 October 2020
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Award-winning author Alison Jones speaks with Kathryn Ryan about her new book This Pākehā Life - an Unsettled Memoir

It's an insight into New Zealand's social history and Māori-Pākehā relationships, and what she describes as "the ambivalence we Pākehā often experience in our relationships with Māori."

An invitation for Pākehā to look at ideas about identity and belonging, it's also Alison's own story, the daughter of working-class British migrants growing up in Dannevirke. 

Today Alison is Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland in the school of Māori and Indigenous Education, Te Puna Wananga.