New Zealand: The Uncle’s Story by Witi Ihimaera

As part of my indigenous authors project I picked The Uncle’s Story by Witi Ihimaera, a gay Maori author, and I am so glad that I did because this was a really wonderful book! The Uncle’s Story follows Michael Mahana, a young Maori artist, who returns home to Gisborne before his sister’s wedding to come…… Continue reading New Zealand: The Uncle’s Story by Witi Ihimaera

Canada: Lightfinder by Aaron Paquette

Lightfinder is a book I polished off during diverseathon and one that I have been putting off reviewing because it was a book I wanted to love. It’s by a M├ętis author and follows a Cree main character, however, while there were some really positive aspects of this book namely the indigenous representation, overall I…… Continue reading Canada: Lightfinder by Aaron Paquette

French Polynesia: Island of Shattered Dreams by Chantal T Spitz

One of my reading goals for 2017 was to read more books by indigenous authors and because of that project I had the pleasure of picking up Island of Shattered Dreams. This book is written by an indigenous Tahitian author and was translated from the French by Jean Anderson. Island of Shattered Dreams is a…… Continue reading French Polynesia: Island of Shattered Dreams by Chantal T Spitz