I lit the oily wick and set it in the wave* (A Fundraiser)
Join us on Thursday 13th May at SOAP Dancehall for a night of special readings in support of Covid relief for India. All money will be donated to mutual aid funds organised and led by communities in need.
Featuring readings from: Anisha Sankar, Jade Kake, Selina Ershadi, Karamia Müller, Huni Mancini, Saraid de Silva and Samuel Te Kani. Readings will begin from 7.30pm at Soap Dancehall.
Donate now for special seats and treats on the night.
Can't make it? No problem, all donations are still very much appreciated.
* From Bhanu Kapil, Schizophrene (New York: Nightboat Books, 2011)
Image: Nirvana Haldar, Khudito pashan (2021)
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.
Agatha’s Men is a graphic short story which deals with sexual taboos and the subjugation of women in a short and sordid tale. The adventure follows Larry – a lonely guy, and his misadventures with Agatha – the women of his desires. This book received the Quentin Blake Narrative Prize in London in 2014.
Self-Published (2014) 50 Pages, 19.5 x 28 cm, Paperback