Can Pākehā authors write Māori characters? Should they?

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. […]

Tane’s War by Brendaniel Weir

Tane’s War by  Brendaniel Weir

Set amidst the battlefields of the Great War and the shearing sheds of 1954 Hunua, Brendaniel Weir’s debut novel Tane’s War examines the challenges facing gay men during both wartime and peace. One lifetime, two battles. It’s 1953 and Briar is a dreamer living with his father in Pukekohe. His behaviour sees him sent to […]


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