A powerful new collection of non-fiction by contemporary Maori writers. From over 60 Maori writers, Nga Kupu Wero brings together a bounty of essays, articles, commentary and creative nonfiction on the political, cultural and social issues that challenge us today. From colonisation to identity, from creativity to matauranga Maori, this anthology explores the power of the word. Accept the challenge of the wero. Join the korero. Nga Kupu Wero is a companion volume to Te Awa o Kupu, which focuses on recent poetry and fiction. Together these two passionate and vibrant anthologies reveal that the irrepressible river of words flowing from Maori writers today shows us who and what we are as we surge into the future.