Jacqueline LeckieMar 2, 2022
New Zealand's History of Excluding Kiwi-Indians
Massey University Press 2021
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: New Zealand’s history of excluding Kiwi-Indians (Massey University Press, 2021) 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 is a researcher and writer based in Ōtepoti Dunedin. Her research expertise includes health history, migration and diaspora, ethnicity, identity and gender. She has lectured for 35 years and done extensive research from various universities including University of Otago, University of South Pacific, Kenyatta University, and Victoria University of Wellington. She serves on the editorial boards and editorial advisory boards of multiple journals, and her publication record goes back to 1977. She is the author, editor, and co-editor of multiple books including Development in an Insecure and Gendered World: The Relevance of the Millennium Goals (2009, Routledge), Localizing Asia in Aotearoa (2011, Dunmore Publishing), Asians and the New Multiculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand (2015, Otago University Press), Migrant Cross-Cultural Encounters in Asia and the Pacific (2016, Routledge), A University for the Pacific: 50 Years of USP (2018, USP), and Colonizing Madness: Asylum and Community in Fiji (2020, University of Hawai'i Press). Jacqui is an Adjunct Research Fellow, at the Stout Centre for New Zealand Studies Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and a Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia.
Amir Sayadabdi is Lecturer in Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington. He is mainly interested in anthropology of food and its intersection with gender studies, migration studies, and studies of race, ethnicity, and nationalism.