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The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke Book Launch with Author Tina Makereti

  • 7 Mercer Walk London, England, WC2H 9FA United Kingdom (map)

“Listen, miracle of the future. You strange possibility, my descendant … hear me. I’ve seen so many miracles in my short life, things I never dared imagine possible, and just as much pain … I am nothing but what I can conceive, what I can imagine…”

Come join us on the 29th August when Tina Makereti (Māori Writer) will be in London to launch her new book 'The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke' at Stanfords Book Shop, Covent Garden on Thursday 29 August, 2019.

“Makereti, an award-winning writer of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Ati Awa, Ngāti Rangatahi and Pākehā descent whose work explores race, history, belonging and representation, has in this, her second novel, breathed new life into the story of colonial contact. She takes historical accounts and assumptions and overlays them with our modern sensibilities to create compelling present-day fiction.” Maggie Trapp, 2018, The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke maps modern concerns onto early Aotearoa, NOTED, 18th August 2019 (