Renee reviews the autobiography of Golriz Ghahraman, the first refugee elected into NZ Parliament and finds a poignant, enjoyable read.
Renee recommends Alix E. Harrow's debut novel, a historical fantasy "like 'Inkheart' meets 'Neverwhere' with a dash of 'Locke and Key'".
'"Flowers become human in ikebana." - Sofu Teshigahara, Founder of the Sōgetsu School of Ikebana Canterbury Japan Day came early to Tūranga last week, with events ranging from origami and haiku workshops to music performances. I had the pleasure of attending the ikebana workshop on Thursday, and it was such a treat! Ikebana (生け花), the…
Christchurch City Libraries celebrates Japan Day early! Join us as we enjoy, experience, and learn Japanese culture through a series of activities.
Sunday 15 September saw the end of Mr Tang Yu-Shiun's Art of Calligraphy Exhibition. The exhibition finished with an excellent seminar, where Mr Tang's wife Gladys gave an overview of the exhibition, and featured a variety of dance and musical performances.
The Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel was founded in 2010, and is awarded for the best mystery, crime, or thriller novel written by a New Zealander (citizen or resident) published during the previous year. The award branched out to include two different categories a number of years later; the Ngaio Marsh Award for First Novel started in 2016, followed by the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Non Fiction in 2017.