Welcome to the sub-blog “Indigenous Literature from New Zealand”

Nau mai, haere mai!

Here, you will find various kinds of contributions – ranging from short literary analyses to response papers and reviews – focussing on different sorts of ‘texts’ – including short stories, lyrics, novels, and poems. All blog posts were written by HHU students who attended the Bachelor course “Indigenous Literature from New Zealand – Roots and Routes” (winter term 2021/22; taught by Leonie John).

The contributors come from different fields of study (English and American Studies, Transcultural Studies, Media and Cultural Studies) and most of them didn’t have any prior experience with blog writing, so this was a challenging but (hopefully) also rewarding process. The results are well worth reading!

Have fun browsing and digesting their attentive commentaries on Māori literature.