Talia Marshall

Talia Marshall (Ngati Kuia/ Rangitane o Wairau) lives in Dunedin. She writes verse and essays. Talia was born in Dunedin in 1978.

Books
Nov 9, 2016

On the marae: a personal essay by Talia Marshall

Love gone bad, new love, the Māori way of life, and a Pakeha book about life on the marae: Talia Marshall makes the connections.

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Books
Sep 16, 2016

The Mervyn Thompson Affair: It stunk of the same kind of witch hunt they’d been subject to their whole lives

All week we've revisited the Mervyn Thompson Affair – the strange, powerful 1984 incident when six women abducted an Auckland university lecturer, chained him to a tree in Western Springs, and labelled him a rapist. We conclude the series with a personal essay by Talia Marshall.

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Books
Aug 10, 2016

The coming of the Māori, and "this long uneasy history of being measured by someone else’s stick": An essay on the first migration

An essay by Talia Marshall, taken from her readings of two books published by Bridget Williams - the award-winning Tangata Whenua, and the condensed version, The First Migration: Maori Origins 3000BC-AD1450.

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Society
Mar 29, 2016

The right-to-die debate as viewed from a rest home

A select committee review into assisted dying is coming up, and all signs point to a foregone conclusion. Former caregiver Talia Marshall recalls her time working in a rest home, where the debate has a very different meaning.

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Books
Feb 24, 2016

‘Did you ride a horse to school? No, then you are not from Ruatoria’

All week this week at the Spinoff Review of Books we feature writings from and about Ngati Dread - the amazing trilogy of books by Angus Gillies, a journalist who investigated the Rasta reign of terror in Ruatoria between 1985 and 1990. Today: a personal essay in response to the books, by Talia Marshall.

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Books
Feb 5, 2016

The Friday Poem: ‘Don’t biff it and don’t burn me either’, by Talia Marshall

Don't biff it and don't burn me either I was thinking About how French women In the magazines Obey the law of decades When it comes to their hair Ascending the matron ladder And shutting their witch …

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