Steve Braunias speaks with Miro Bilbrough about her memoir, In The Time of the Manaroans, which he declared on Newsroom the ‘best written book of non-fiction of 2020’.
Miro Bilbrough made two films inspired by her unusual upbringing before penning her extraordinary memoir, In the Time of the Manaroans, which brilliantly captures a largely unwritten history of the Te Tau Ihu’s alternative culture. Isolated in rural poverty, the lives of Miro and her small family – literary father Norman and sister Paola – are radically enhanced by the Manaroans, charismatic hippies who use their house as a crash pad on journeys to and from a commune in a remote corner of the Marlborough Sounds.
And then Miro heads to Nelson to complete her schooling...
Chaired by Steve Braunias.
Please note this event is now FREE and held in a digital space.
Trigger Warning: Death, suicide
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Huge thank you to our wonderful NZSL interpreters provided by Platform Interpreting New Zealand, to our technical support of Antony, Wendy, Tony and the crew at Cognita AV, to our wonderful Pukapuka Talks Coordinator Kerry Sunderland and to our core funder Nelson City Council.
Thanks to Victoria University Press