sync, line & hooker

sync, line & hooker by kī anthony is a long-form essay exploring the intersection between sex work and tech culture, and our fourth Epigraph publication for 2020. This project was made possible with the support of Mātātuhi Foundation…

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Epigraph Interview with kī anthony

kī anthony is an autistic lesbian of Indian and Chinese descent. They are the fourth writer whose work has been selected for Epigraph Project. In this interview, they talk about representation for sex workers, their early experiences with tech and open source, and how the internet is both our oppressor and the means for radical change…

Fission

Fission by Nicole Tan is our third Epigraph publication for 2020. Epigraph is made possible with the generous support of Mātātuhi Foundation…

Epigraph Interview with Nicole Tan

Nicole Tan’s speculative fiction, Fission, features as the third Epigraph Project of 2020. In this latest interview, Tan talks to editor Amy Weng about what drew them to this genre of fiction, what being a diaspora writer means, and their longstanding interest in fanfiction…

The Mother of Publishing

Our second Epigraph selection of 2020 is a short collection of poetry by Wellington-based writer Joanna Cho. Epigraph is made possible with support from Mātātuhi Foundation…

Epigraph Interview with Joanna Cho

In the second Epigraph interview of the year, poet Joanna Cho talks to Hainamana about her recent work and influences, and what she’d like to see change in the New Zealand publishing industry…

Inheritance

‘Inheritance’ by NITHYA NARAYANAN is the first collection of poetry selected for Epigraph, a project that will introduce readers to eight new and existing works of literature by Asian New Zealand writers in 2020. Epigraph Project is generously supported by Mātātuhi Foundation…

Portrait of Nithya Narayanan

Epigraph Interview with Nithya Narayanan

In this first interview for Epigraph, a project introducing readers to new and emerging Asian New Zealand writers, Hainamana editor Amy Weng speaks to Nithya Narayanan about Inheritance, the grotesque body, and the role that fiction can play in conceptualising precarity and trauma…

Life Is Easy – In Conversation with Chye-Ling Huang and Cole Jenkins

Life Is Easy is an 8-episode comedy web series that explores the complexities of race, gender and sexuality from the perspective of two best friends. Hainamana caught up with the acting/writing duo Chye-Ling Huang and Cole Jenkins behind this hilarious, hot new show. Watch online now on TVNZ OnDemand. Life Is Easy is a fun…

The Brake House

DILOHANA LEKAMGE | The Brake House by Ron Sang is a landmark of Aotearoa architecture. However, viewing the Brake House as a meeting-point between professional and cross-cultural exchange makes the home a conceptually complex site…

Return to Cloud Mountain

A poem by NINA POWLES, written after Kerry Ann Lee’s installation Return to Skyland which begins: “One night in a dream, Kerry Ann Lee’s father journeyed from Wellington to Xi’an to see the terracotta warriors …”

Offerings of ping pong and cleaning tools from a hanging wine box, in a former factory-turned artist colony, Geneva, 2014. Photo by Xin Cheng

7 drifts on the possibilities of shared spaces

XIN CHENG | Walking is slow compared to riding a bike, sitting in a car or catching the train. The slowness allows me to notice and be free to stop and see more whenever I like. While I do walk to get somewhere, I often leave extra time so it could be more of a drift: the pleasures of being lost in unexpected places…