Why I Could not Read the Anne Frank Diary: guest post

Giorgio is a much valued and loved member of one of Tūranga’s ESOL bookgroups. Now eighty three years old, Giorgio moved to Christchurch from Italy in 2016. Below is his recollection of the Second World War as a young boy in Italy, inspired by one of our reads this year The Diary of Anne Frank. We are so honoured to share his story, and, like Giorgio, we hope it inspires others to share their stories too, and bear witness to tragedy.
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WORD Christchurch: An evening with Zadie Smith

On Wednesday night at Christchurch's beautifully restored Town Hall, Zadie Smith, one of this generation's most important literary voices, took the mic at a WORD Christchurch event, her only New Zealand appearance. A writer apart In her introduction, WORD Christchurch director, Rachael King, quite justifiably described Zadie Smith as being on her dream literary festival…
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