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Review: Crucial Pasifika achievement in an era of intense political conciousness

Polynesian Panthers
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Papali'i, M. (2006). Crucial Pasifika achievement in an era of intense political conciousness [Review]. Pacific Journalism Review:12(2):196-199. Review of: Polynesian Panthers, edited by Melani Anae with Lautofa Iuli and Leilani Burgoyne. Auckland: Reed Books, 2006, 144pp. ISBN-139780790010014
Author(s): Mona Papali'i
Reviewed book by Melani Anae (editor)
Publication date: 
February, 2012

It was the early 1970s, they were just teenagers, and the first generation of Pacific Island migrants to be born in New Zealand. Home and church were the circles that kept culture alive, but outside its boundaries was a world many faced alone. This book is the story of the Polynesian Panther Party, a political group of inner city Pacific Island and Maori youth brought together through the shared experience of racism and, more importantly, the shared determination to fight it and the marginalisation in its wake.