Claire Mabey’s Lockdown Booklist
Comfort Food: A review of Tiny Moons by Nina Mingya Powles
You Treat Us Like We're The Virus

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Literature

Director of Verb Festival and literary programmer for the New Zealand Festival of the Arts Claire Mabey shares her reading recommendations for these strange times.

Present Claire is extremely thankful to past Claire’s book-hoarding habits. There are the groaning bookshelves, but also the piles on the floor, on top of the piano, by the bed, by the baby’s bed, in boxes and stacked in a chest. It’s like...

Literature

Chris Tse finds familiarity and comfort in Nina Mingya Powles' book, Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai. 

An American friend visiting Wellington once remarked on the number of Malaysian restaurants we had dotted throughout the CBD. It wasn’t something I had really thought about – they’re a ubiquitous part of the city’s local culinary scene, sustained by the fervent support of their most loyal customers...

Society

Racism sucks. Vanessa Crofskey writes about the hurt her and her peers feel as Chinese people during Covid-19.

Covid-19 recently got nicknamed the ‘Chinese virus’. It was something stupid that Donald Trump said and that other people echoed. Renaming the virus was a crudely obvious tactic that most people could clearly see through: associating a worldwide pandemic with the race who were the first...

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Literature
Claire Mabey’s Lockdown Booklist
Literature
Comfort Food: A review of Tiny Moons by Nina Mingya Powles
Society
You Treat Us Like We're The Virus
Painting With Whenua: An Interview with Raukura Turei
Read Time: 10 mins
Raukura Turei paints with natural clay pigment, evoking...
Art
Painting With Whenua: An Interview with Raukura Turei
By Jade Kake
Greetings from Hong Kong
Read Time: 13 mins
After more than 18 weeks amidst pro-democracy protests...
Society
Greetings from Hong Kong
By Sharon Lam
The Essence of the Book: A Review of Owls Do Cry
Read Time: 8 mins
Red Leap goes bold in the first theatre adaptation...
Theatre
The Essence of the Book: A Review of Owls Do Cry
By Rachael Longshaw-Park
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in October
Read Time: 7 mins
The best art on show this month in the dealer galleries...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in October
By Pantograph Punch
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Verb Festival 2019
Read Time: 8 mins
The Pantograph Punch team brings you our top picks...
Literature
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Verb Festival 2019
By Pantograph Punch
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Read Time: 10 mins
Julie Zhu challenges empty rhetoric in her speech...
Screen
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
By Julie Zhu
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
Read Time: 14 mins
An exhibition about the Pacific should centre Pacific...
Art
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
By Lana Lopesi
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress
Read Time: 18 mins
Rainbow crossings and Pride Parades signal queer progress...
Society
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress
By Will Hansen