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Black Milk

Tina Makereti

‘Despair sat on her shoulders where her wings should have been. Darkness consumed her, the quivering lip of a dying abalone, grease in the barrel of a gun.’ 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize – regional winner for the Pacific.

Tina Makereti

Tina Makereti writes essays, novels & short stories. Her novel, Where the Rekohu Bone Sings has been long listed for the Dublin Literary Award and won the 2014 Ngā Kupu Ora Book Award for Fiction, also awared to her short story collection, Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa in 2011. ‘Black Milk’ was written in response to a series of Fiona Pardington photos from the exhibition ‘A Beautiful Hesitation’ for a event.

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