The new writers in this powerful collection were selected from the 2010 First Chapters - Nga Wahanga Tuatahi programme, which is based in the libraries of Manukau and Papakura (in the southern part of Auckland). The programme encourages beginning writers to tell their own stories in their own way. All had to take a journey back to earlier years, sometimes into the mists of time to shed light on events that had shaped them or their families and whanau. These stories are personal odysseys, many about overcoming tremendous odds. Some are poignantly sad but all celebrate special people and places.
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