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              Books by Selina Tusitala Marsh

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              Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference
               

              Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference (Hardback)

              By Marsh, Selina Tusitala

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              A moving graphic memoir of growing up Pasifika in New Zealand, written and illustrated by our fast-talking PI Poet Laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh.

              ISBN 9781869408985
              Published NZ 10 Oct 2019
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference
                

              Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference (EPUB ebook)

              By Marsh, Selina Tusitala

              At school, Selina is teased for her big, frizzy hair. Kids call her 'mophead'. She ties her hair up this way and that way and tries to fit in. Until one day - Sam Hunt plays a role - Selina gives up the game. She decides to let her hair out, to embrace her difference, to be WILD!...Selina takes us through special moments in her extraordinary life. She becomes one of the first Pasifika women to hold a PhD. She reads for the Queen of England and Samoan royalty. She meets Barack Obama. And then she is named the New Zealand Poet Laureate. She picks up her special tokotoko, and notices something. It has wild hair coming out the end. It looks like a mop. A kid on the Waiheke ferry teases her about it. So she tells him a story . . .This is an inspirational graphic memoir, full of wry humour, that will appeal to young readers and adults alike. Illustrated with wit and verve by the author - NZ's bestselling Poet Laureate - Mophead tells the true story of a New Zealand woman realising how her difference can make a difference.
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              ISBN 9781776710638
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Tightrope
               

              Tightrope (Paperback)

              By Marsh, Selina Tusitala

              • RRP: $27.99
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              Built around the abyss, the tightrope, and the trick that we all have to perform to walk across it, Pasifika poetry warrior Selina Tusitala Marsh brings to life in Tightrope her ongoing dialogue with memory, life and death to find out whether stories really can cure the incurable... .
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              ISBN 9781869408725
              Published NZ 11 Aug 2017
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Fast Talking Pi
               

              Fast Talking Pi (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd ed.)

              By Marsh, Selina Tusitala

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              'Marsh's first book of poems is bold, fascinating, foolhardy, risky, on-the-edge stuff - but it seems to work. Her poems leap and twist with the dexterity of buzzing UFOs hanging around the Pacific.' - Hamesh Wyatt, Otago Daily Times Fast Talking PI is the first 'singular, confid...ent and musical' collection of poetry by Auckland writer Selina Tusitala Marsh. 'Tusitala' means writer of tales in Samoan, and Marsh here lives up to her name with stories of her life, her family, community, ancestry, and history. Her poetry is sensuous and strong, using lush imagery, clear rhythms and repetitions to power it forward. The list poem is a favourite style, but she also writes with a Pacific lyricism entirely her own. Fast Talking PI is structured in three sections, 'Tusitala (personal), 'Talkback' (political and historical) and 'Fast Talking PI' (already a classic). In poems like 'Guys Like Gauguin' she writes as a 'calabash breaker', fighting back against historic injustices; but in other poems she explores the idea of the calabash as the honoured vessel for identity and story. Ultimately, though, Marsh exhorts herself to 'be nobody's darling', as a writer she is a self-proclaimed 'darling in the margins', and Fast Talking PI proves it - a generous work that will thrill readers; 'a map in our arms / to get us over the reef'; and a tremendous first book. Author Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh is of Samoan, Tuvaluan, English, Scottish and French descent. She was the first Pacific Islander to graduate with a PhD in English from the University of Auckland and is now a lecturer in the English Department, specialising in Pasifika literature. Marsh is currently developing a Pasifika Poetry website in conjunction with the NZ electronic poetry centre. Her poetry has been anthologised in the award-winning Whetu Moana; Best New Zealand Poems; Niu Voices: Contemporary Pacific Fiction 1, which she edited; and Mauri Ola. Her work deals specifically with issues that affect Pacific communities in N
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              ISBN 9781869407322
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2012
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Dark Sparring: Poems
               

              Dark Sparring: Poems (Paperback, Contains 1 Paperback and 1 CD-Audio)

              By Marsh, Selina Tusitala

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              "The author combats the family loss of her mother dying with all the techniques of poetry, ritual and Thai kickboxing at her disposal"--Publisher information.

              ISBN 9781869407865
              Published NZ 14 Oct 2013
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Tightrope
                

              Tightrope (PDF ebook)

              By Marsh, Selina Tusitala

              Built around the abyss, the tightrope, and the trick that we all have to perform to walk across it, Pasifika poetry warrior Selina Tusitala Marsh brings to life in Tightrope her ongoing dialogue with memory, life and death to find out whether stories really can cure the incurable... .
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              ISBN 9781775589532
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              Language en
              Released NZ 21 Aug 2017
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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              Dark Sparring: Poems
                

              Dark Sparring: Poems (PDF ebook)

              By Marsh, Selina Tusitala

              "The author combats the family loss of her mother dying with all the techniques of poetry, ritual and Thai kickboxing at her disposal"--Publisher information.

              ISBN 9781775585404
              Available in PDF
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2014
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Fast Talking PI
                

              Fast Talking PI (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marsh, Selina Tusitala; Edited by Kinsella, John

              • RRP: $32.50
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              Fast Talking PI reflects the poet's focus on issues affecting Pacific communities in New Zealand, and indigenous peoples around the world including the challenges and triumphs of being afakasi [mixed race]. The book is structured in three sections, Tusitala (personal), Talkback (...political and historical) and Fast Talking PIs (dialogue).
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              ISBN 9781904614357
              Released NZ 26 Jun 2012
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Arc International Poets
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              Fast Talking PI
                

              Fast Talking PI (Hardback)

              By Marsh, Selina Tusitala; Edited by Kinsella, John

              • RRP: $41.99
              • $41.99
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              Fast Talking PI reflects the poet's focus on issues affecting Pacific communities in New Zealand, and indigenous peoples around the world including the challenges and triumphs of being afakasi [mixed race]. The book is structured in three sections, Tusitala (personal), Talkback (...political and historical) and Fast Talking PIs (dialogue).
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              ISBN 9781904614777
              Released NZ 25 Jun 2012
              Publisher Arc Publications
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Arc International Poets
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