This book explores the ethnic diversity of Aotearoa today. It is a stimulating mix of hard facts, stories of adaptation by recent and older immigrants, and thinkpieces.
Immigrant taxi-drivers represent the 'invisible other' in NZ society. This oral history focuses on the immigrant experience, through the lens of 'the taxi-driver.
Her life in Aotearoa was a challenge and a lifetime adventure, a love affair and a comedy (with just a bit of drama) in a land regarded by the rest of the world as the Last Eden on Earth.
These compelling stories provide a broad presentation of the refugee experience. They describe horrific events and situations, but also reflect the multifarious identities, cultures and strengths of each of the writers.
People often struggle or return to their homeland because of what they miss, rather than due to economic or practical reasons. This book explores many of the emotional issues faced by immigrants or people away from home.
Ahmed Zaoui is an Algerian refugee, who spent two years in prison after seeking asylum in New Zealand in late 2002. These poems are his response to his two years in prison, one for each month he was locked up.
The story of Polish refugee, Jan Wojciechowski, who came to New Zealand as a child after surviving years of hardship and deprivation in a Russian labour camp in the Arctic along with millions of other Polish citizens.
Stories of some of the first Indian Women in New Zealand. They left the warmth of close-knit communities to journey to these islands with little but a suitcase of saris. The evocative stories within this book celebrate and honour these women.
This book combines historical research and statistics with the personal stories of Chinese fruit shop families to give the reader a better understanding of the hard work and sacrifice that led to their eventual well-being.
This memoir is Quin Qing Tang's story of surviving repeated trauma and hardship, and of the defiance of her circumstances, as she has persisted in continually growing and becoming stronger.
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