A Clear Dawn: The voices breaking into New Zealand literature

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About A Clear Dawn: New Asian Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand,
Written by Eleanor Wenman, and was originally published in Asia Media Centre,
May 12, 2021

“Like writing, identity is an ongoing act of discovery. So is reading.”

The words that open the new anthology A Clear Dawn: New Asian Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand are a promise for the rest of the book, the first-ever anthology of Asian-New Zealand writing.

“I think, you know, the name of the anthology – A Clear Dawn – is really a dawn. It’s the beginning.” writer and co-editor of the book, Alison Wong, says.

Wong and author Paula Morris (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Manuhiri, Ngai Whatua) edited the collection, bringing poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, and creative nonfiction from 75 different people.

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