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I am the Sun: An anthology of writing by the YPs of the Oranga Tamariki Youth Justice Residence system in Aotearoa New Zealand 2021
  

I am the Sun: An anthology of writing by the YPs of the Oranga Tamariki Youth Justice Residence system in Aotearoa New Zealand 2021 (Paperback)

Edited by Brown, Ben

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    11 Jul 22

In 2021, Lyttelton poet Ben Brown spent time with the young offenders housed in the country's Oranga Tamariki youth justice residences, sharing korero and kupu and tikanga. This putunga korero collects the words the rangatahi were inspired to write in their sessions with Ben, man...y of them putting their experiences on paper for the first time. A number are murderers, thieves, meth couriers and drug dealers, gangsters and extortionists, and all are little more than children. Their poems and stories are raw and direct, and often smart or funny, and exactly what we need to understand why these young lives took the turn they did. A powerful sequel to the bestselling How Did I Get Here? Soliloquies of Youth, edited by the man who is Aotearoa's first Te Awhi Rito Reading Ambassador.
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ISBN 9781988595566
Published NZ 11 Jul 2022
Publisher The Cuba Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781988595566
Stock Release date is 11 July 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher The Cuba Press
Imprint The Cuba Press
Published 11 Jul 2022
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Brown, Ben
Category NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Number of Pages 100
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 250g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade

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