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
Freedom of Speech and Its Limits
Read Time: 16 mins
Golriz Ghahraman on the urgent need to protect free...
Society
Freedom of Speech and Its Limits
By Golriz Ghahraman
Light Switches, Secrets and Single Stories: Growing Up Blind
Read Time: 9 mins
As a kid, Aine knew that being blind was harder but...
Society
Light Switches, Secrets and Single Stories: Growing Up Blind
By Áine Kelly-Costello
Burn The Whole Fucking House Down: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm in Conversation
Read Time: 25 mins
English playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm is in Tāmaki...
Theatre
Burn The Whole Fucking House Down: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm in Conversation
By Kate Prior
Dancing With Hikule'o: A response to TongPop Herstory
Read Time: 5 mins
essa may ranapiri meets Hikule'o, Queer Goddess of...
Art
Dancing With Hikule'o: A response to TongPop Herstory
By essa may ranapiri
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week Two
Read Time: 8 mins
Our bite-size Fringe reviews are back!
Theatre
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week Two
By Pantograph Punch
He Hokinga Mahara ki Àbadakone
Read Time: 16 mins
I haere a Rereao Taite rāua ko Te Haana Paewai ki...
Art
He Hokinga Mahara ki Àbadakone
By Rereao Taite and Te Haana Paewai
The Future of Craft in Aotearoa
Read Time: 18 mins
Lana Lopesi in conversation with Kolokesa U Māhina...
Art
The Future of Craft in Aotearoa
By Lana Lopesi
Bite-sized Reviews: Auckland Fringe 2020 Week Two
Read Time: 2 mins
Bite-size Fringe reviews are back! Auckland Fringe...
Theatre
Bite-sized Reviews: Auckland Fringe 2020 Week Two
By Pantograph Punch