Jumping Ship and other essays

Author(s): Glenn Colquhoun


"A book of essays and poems on the relationship between Pākehā and Māori, and on the practice of medicine...Includes, among other things, a state of the nation speech from Waitangi 2007, organised by the Treaty Resource Centre: He Puna Mātauranga te Tiriti; a keynote address for the English teachers conference, Takapuna Grammar, 2008; the introduction to the New Zealand edition of ’Suburban Shaman’ by Cecil Helman; and an oration given at the conference of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, Wellington 2009"--Publisher information.


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"....all the wonder and lyricism of an extended love poem... with such artistry - such humour and deft precision... He has insightful things to say about race relations.  Consider "The most difficult thing about majorities is not that they cannot see minorities but that they cannot see themselves."

....Jumping Ship is the chocolate you sve to share with someone you love....For it is, quite simply, a treasure: taonga." - Sue McCauley, New Zealand Books


"His language is joyous; his universe.....is large." - Margie Thomson, New Zealand Herald

Glenn Colquhoun also writes children's stories and works as a doctor in the Horowhenua.

General Fields

  • : 9781877577765
  • : Steele Roberts & Associates
  • : Steele Roberts & Associates
  • : August 2012
  • : 205 x 145 mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Glenn Colquhoun
  • : 146
  • : near fine
  • : 305.899442
  • : en
  • : 1st Edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Black and white & colour illustrations