Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera
The Edinburgh International Book Festival welcomes over 800 authors in over 700 events each year including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, illustrators, graphic artists, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides, bringing readers and writers together for entertainment, discussion and pure inspiration. Witi Ihimaera became New Zealand’s first published Māori novelist with the publication of his novel Tangi. He has maintained a publication and professional career that has kept him before the New Zealand public for more than 40 years. This year, he will make his first appearance at the prestigious Book Festival. At the Festival, Witi will be speaking about the Māori experience in New Zealand. In this significant year for Scotland, Witi is looking forward to talking with Scots colleagues about their shared experiences of colonialism, how nations are represented on film and the ways in which countries maintain their own sovereignty within a globalised world. Friday 15 August 7.00pm The Guardian Spiegeltent Sunday 17 Aug 5.00pm ScottishPower Foundation Studio Monday 18 Aug 2.00pm ScottishPower Foundation Studio Photo: Witi Ihimaera. Maja Moritz Part of the NZ at Edinburgh season supported by Creative New Zealand. www.nzatedinburgh.co.nz
Attend

Time & Date

Friday, 15 August 2014, 12:00 AM - Monday, 18 August 2014, 12:00 AM

Location

Charlotte Square
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh EH2
United Kingdom

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Cost

Free