Protest! Shaping Aotearoa

After a fabulous launch at Vic Books in Wellington, Green MP Chloe Swarbrick sent this kind video to help launch it into the world. I’m deeply grateful.

I’m excited to introduce you to my latest book, ‘Protest! Shaping Aotearoa’, from OneTree House publishers. It’s been such a cheering project, researching so many passionate people who stood up for human rights or our environment. Our country is a better place because them.

Back cover blurb:

From demanding the return of stolen land or refusing to fight in a war, to protecting a lake or defending a living wage or the right to marry the one you love – protest has always been a part of our history.

Some protests failed yet their efforts weren’t wasted. They planted a seed and helped guide future actions. Others descended into violence, causing disruption right through our society and leaving long-term scars. Many made a real difference, with some now celebrated as defining moments in our nation’s growth.

“An accessible and brilliantly told account of the history of protest in Aotearoa, and the ways in which it has come to shape us. From early examples to the modern day, Hager unwinds the tales of political, economic, and environmental resistance in our DNA.” – MP Chlöe Swarbrick

And here’s a link to an interview I did on RNZ, from ‘Nights’ with Bryan Crump