We have two weeks to go now. I know most of you have already finished their blogging tasks, but those who haven’t yet can use the opportunities of these two weeks to complete their exercise.
This week’s reading is the essay “Natural Occupancy,” by Linda Hardy. A look at various texts (both written and visual) addressing issues of settler colonialism in relation to New Zealand culture, the essay invites the reader to reflect upon the event of the encounter, which is crucial to the understanding of settlers’ mentality. You may be familiar with some of the books and films mentioned in the essay, which means you may have an easy task ahead of yourselves.