Today we catch up with New Zealand teacher Angela Tutty, to talk about New Zealand literature. The interview was super packed with good material and went for quite a long time, so I have cut it into 2 parts. This is the first part and I am sure you will want to return for the next one.
Angela talks to us about the historical and cultural developments that are far more advanced than many other countries with colonial pasts. While she will not attempt to speak to how a Maori person would respond to our questions, she does talk about the growing practices of Maori culture and language that are evident in schools.
This is a fascinating exploration of the ways that countries that are colonially damaged can move forward.