Witches of Gambaga – A Film By Yaba Badoe: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

Gambaga is a town in northern Ghana, formerly capital of the Northern Region of Ghana. It also serves as a sanctuary for women accused of witchcraft in greater Ghana. Witches of Gambaga is a documentary film, directed by Yaba Badoe, that tells the story of the women who have been condemned to live their lives…
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For Book Collectors Old and New: WORD Christchurch 2018

Held in The Piano this was a small select audience of self-confessed book lovers, book accumulators and book collectors. The speakers were Shaun Bythell owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland (and author of novel The diary of a bookseller)and Brian Phillips who has after a long career in publishing in New Zealand now sells collectable…
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Orphans, Immigrants, and Identity – Lloyd Jones: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

At the lovely Piano venue in Christchurch, Lloyd Jones, one of New Zealand's most successful writers (author of the Man Booker Prize nominated Mr Pip), sat down for a fascinating interview with broadcaster John Campbell. Campbell set up the session with a great introduction. He gave the audience an insight into Jones' latest offering The…
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Catherine Chidgey and Paul Cleave: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

It's my first day at the fest and it's a full morning for me with two events one after the other: Catherine Chidgey (Transformations) and Paul Cleave (Crimechurch). Both Kiwi writers and both well known in their respective fields. But how similar/dissimilar are their writing styles? The lights dim, lets find out! They are both…
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Recent necrology, August 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently Kofi Annan, 1938-2018 Ghanaian diplomat, UN Secretary-General Harlan Ellison, 1934-2018 Science fiction writer Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018 Legendary American singer and songwriter, the Queen of Soul Reinhart Langer, 1921-2018 Renowned botanist V. S. Naipaul, 1932-2018 Caribbean writer and Nobel Laureate Baden Norris, 1927-2018 Author who was the driving force…
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Christchurch to Lyttelton suburban Ec electric locomotive undergoing maintenance in the Addington Workshops: Picturing Canterbury

Christchurch to Lyttelton suburban Ec electric locomotive undergoing maintenance in the Addington Workshops [ca. 1960]. Built between 1879-1880, the Addington railway workshops replaced an earlier railway workshop (the first in New Zealand) and continued to operate until December 1990. The New Zealand EC class locomotive was designed by English Electric in 1928 to serve the…
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