New Zealand's History of Excluding Kiwi-Indians

Jacqueline Leckie


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Despite our mythology of benign race relations, Aotearoa New Zealand has a long history of underlying prejudice and racism. The experiences of Indian migrants and their descendants, either historically or today, are still poorly documented and most writing has focused on celebration and integration. Invisible speaks of survival and the real impacts racism has on the lives of Indian New Zealanders. It uncovers a story of exclusion that has rendered Kiwi-Indians invisible in the historical narratives of the nation.


Jacqueline Leckie:
Jacqueline Leckie is a researcher and writer based in Otepoti Dunedin. She was a former J. D. Stout Research Fellow and is now an adjunct research fellow with the Stout Centre for New Zealand Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, and conjoint associate professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle. She is a fellow of the New Zealand Indian Research Institute, and an affiliated researcher of Centre for Global Migrations (Otago).