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  • Shurikenby Phillip Mann; Vincent O'Sullivan; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Japanese Military Field Code was explicit: 'Japanese forces do not surrender to the enemy under any circumstances.' How then would the eight hundred or so prisoners who found themselves in the first Japanese prisoner-of-war camp anywhere in the world behave? They had been brought from the Soloman Islands to Featherstone in 1942. Six months later... more...

  • Ursula Bethellby Ursula Bethell; Vincent O'Sullivan

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Bethell stands with RAK Mason at the beginnings of modern poetry in New Zealand. Born in England, she grew up in New Zealand but did not live there until the 1920's when at the age of fifty she began to write poetry. Her first collection of poems, 'From a Garden in the Antipodes', was published in 1929. Vincent O'Sullivan's introduction takes account... more...

  • Eileen Dugganby Eileen Duggan; Peter Whiteford

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Eileen Duggan was New Zealand's best known poet while she was writing and publishing. For many years her reputation outside New Zealand exceeded that of any other New Zealand poet. Her poetry shows an undeniable lyric gift and genuine skill in the evocation of atmosphere. more...

  • State of the Playby Roger Hall; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Peter Dingwall, a once successful playwright, is running a weekend course on the art of writing plays. Five - the minimum number for a course - aspiring playwrights gather with varying degrees of enthusiasm and expectation for his class in this little country town. Clare, a housewife, ambitious for social as much as artistic reason; Brian, the wisecracking... more...

  • Foreskin's Lamentby Greg McGee; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    One of the most successful and well-known New Zealand plays is also compelling reading on the page. The power, humour and irony of the language all serve to illustrate a penetrating analysis of New Zealand society, as seen through the lens of sport. more...

  • Lovelock's Dream Runby David Geary; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    This play sets the well-known events of Jack Lovelock's Berlin Olympics in parallel with a conservative boarding school in New Zealand today. more...

  • How to Be Dead in a Year of Snakesby Chris Tse

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    In 1905, white supremacist Lionel Terry murdered the Cantonese gold prospector Joe Kum Yung to draw attention to his crusade to rid New Zealand of Chinese and other east Asian immigrants. Author Chris Tse uses this story?and its reenactment for a documentary a hundred years later?to reflect on the experiences of Chinese migrants of the period, their... more...

  • Parramatta Girlsby Alana Valentine

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Based on the testimony of dozens of GTS old-girls and this vibrant play is a joyous and harrowing dramatisation of the experiences of eight inmates and their reunion forty years later. Interspersed with song and storytelling, this is a tribute to mischief and humour in the face of hardship and inequality. more...

  • No Sugarby Jack Davis

    Currency Press 1986; US$ 17.99

    Commissioned for the 1985 Perth Festival, this is the spirited story of the Millimurra family’s stand against government ‘protection’ policies in 1930s Australia. more...

  • Jandamarraby Steve Hawke

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Warrior, leader and Jalgangurru— a man bestowed with spiritual powers— Jandamarra led one of Australia’s longest and most successful campaigns to defend Aboriginal country from the encroaching white man. In 1897 while in his mid-twenties and having led the resistance successfully for years, he was tragically gunned down. During his short... more...