December 13, 2021
Nuku case of wahine publishing sovereignty
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First it was a podcast, and now Ihumātao photographer and journalist Qiane Matata-Sipu’s project to collect the stories of 100 indigenous wahine has become a coffee table book.
She says the popularity of the Nuku podcasts allowed her to pre-sell more than 4000 copies of the pukapuka.
Nuku is self-published, with all the women from around the world signing off on their stories.
“It’s been this really beautiful collaboration where we have really held on to the mana of the kaupapa and not allowed it to be taken over by someone else. I’m not saying other publishers would not have done that but it allowed us to continue that story sovereignty all the way through,” she says.
If buyers in Aotearoa order the $65 book before December 19, it should arrive before Christmas.