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Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2022
Presenter Biography

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Bernadette How

I emigrated to New Zealand from Singapore in 1997. My first work, Kampong, is a collection of linked short stories set in post-WWII Singapore in 1965. This work is my attempt to preserve experiences, hold on to a cast of characters from my past and make a visceral connection with a history that I fear is fast being forgotten.