Donna Malane: The power of the past

By Craig Sisterson In Books, Television

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7th February, 2013
Life is made up of moments; fragments of time that briefly exist then pass us by, becoming memories. Once they’ve gone, we can’t change what happened, but what happened can change us. And it’s that lingering touch of moments gone that fascinates acclaimed New Zealand storyteller Donna Malane. “In many ways, I seem to always return to the same theme, about something traumatic happening in your life and how you ‘move on’ from it,” she says. “Can you move on from it? Is it possible to ever move on from it, or are you identified by that thing for the rest of your life?” Ideas ...

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