New Zealand’s history of excluding Kiwi-Indians

Jacqueline Leckie

Migration and racism in Aotearoa New Zealand

Despite our mythology of benign race relations, Aotearoa New Zealand has a long history of underlying prejudice and racism. The experiences of Indian migrants and their descendants, either historically or today, are still poorly documented and most writing has focused on celebration and integration.

Invisible speaks of survival and the real impacts racism has on the lives of Indian New Zealanders. It uncovers a story of exclusion that has rendered Kiwi-Indians invisible in the historical narratives of the nation.

‘Leckie‘s book is a fine example of the sort of history we need to know in order to understand our present.’ — North & South

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  • CATEGORY: Ebooks, History, Social issues
  • ISBN: 9780995140721
  • ESBN: 9780995146532
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 16/08/2021
  • PAGE EXTENT: 248
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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Jacqueline Leckie is a researcher and writer based in Ōtepoti Dunedin.