Can Pākehā authors write Māori characters? Should they?

Brendaniel Weir writes in the Spinoff about his novel – Tane’s War – a story of a gay affair between Pākehā and Māori lovers.

In the process he explores Brendaniel Weir asks the questions can Pākehā authors write Māori characters? And should they?

Wier explains at age 16 his first love was a Māori man. He opened his eyes to a bicultural nation full of diversity and colour but dominated by narratives of the rightness of “white” culture (often through the misrepresentation of Māori).

Read more in the Spinoff.

SOURCE: The Spinoff: Can Pākehā authors write Māori characters? Should they?