Take a visit to two dispossessed underworlds that reveal New Zealand masculinity through a darkened lens.
Multi-talented artist Apirana Taylor, whose new play Ka Tito Au: Kupe's Heroic Journey premieres at the 2018 New Zealand Festival, describes his new novel Five Strings as “a love story about two alcoholic drug addicts”.
Substance abuse and love are also at the heart of Iceland, the acclaimed debut from Dominic Hoey, aka musician and slam poet Tourettes.
They discuss their books and masculinity with journalist and slam poet Mohammed Hassan.
Image: Dominic Hoey (c) Paul Taylor