Road Markings by Michael Jackson review

By Nicholas Reid In Books

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3rd March, 2012
Anthropologist and poet Michael Jackson was born, raised and educated in New Zealand but is a long-time resident of the US. He is currently Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religions at the Harvard School of Divinity. At the age of nearly 70, he returns to New Zealand in search of his roots. He hires a car and drives north from Canterbury, glancing though Wellington, lingering in the Taranaki he knows best from his childhood and reaching the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, before heading off to Australia. En route, he catches up with old friends and worries about his past, his ancestry, his turangawaewae, ...

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