About Us

“Anahera” is a transliterated Māori word meaning “Angel”. It is also a popular name for Māori girls.

Anahera Press was founded by editor and poet Kiri Piahana-Wong in July 2011. Its vision is to provide a publication platform for authors writing outside the mainstream.

Anahera’s kaupapa/mission statement is to publish work that fosters the telling and recognition of culturally diverse stories.

A book by an Anahera author may give voice to the author’s own cultural story, or may speak to the intersections and spaces between cultures. This is particularly relevant to those of our young people who have grown up with mixed ethnicity, walking between worlds; or who come from a migrant background. At Anahera we want to publish these stories, stories that the mainstream media does not always understand, value or appreciate. If you are such a writer, or reader, find your home with us.

Anahera’s current main focus is on publishing poetry collections and novels by Māori and Pasifika writers based in Aotearoa NZ. However, from time to time we consider works outside of this brief/description provided the work fits our core kaupapa.

6 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. fly angel fly !!

  2. Great idea – and fabulous to see someone making a committment to publishing ‘minority’ groups. Much needed to foster Maori writers particularly I think, we have not enough.

  3. Kia Ora Tatou, Greetings Amigos y Amigas
    Great news and best wishes for Anahera Press and its birth into this consumist and materialist world. This is a great venture and we hope you can be the voice of the voiceless in the realm of the written world.
    Kia Kaha y Adelante siempre

    solidarity greetings

    Esteban Espinoza
    Auckland Latinoamerican Artists Collective

  4. Laree Taula said:

    I have only just learned of your publishing company and commend you for seeking to fill this niche. I would like to keep in touch.

  5. Lora Danielson said:

    I am looking to have some poetry published. I am a NZ born Samoan and try to write with empathy or inspiration. I have only just found this site and am excited to see a avenue like this.

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