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I HAVE LOVED ME A MAN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MIKA

17 Aug 2019

Author and academic Sharon Mazer has captured the courageous story of a queer brown boy in a big white world.

I Have Loved Me a Man: The Life and Times of Mika tells the story of a Timaru Boys’ High student, who is transported from South Island disco champion to Los Angeles and the festivals of Edinburgh (10 times), performing for high-flying audiences, including Prince Charles.

Mika, a Māori boy adopted by a Pakeha family, went on to work with Carmen, Dalvanius Prime, Merata Mita and others to develop outrageous stage shows that toured the world. He played a policeman on television in Shark in the Park and came out on screen playing a takatāpui role in Jane Campion’s Academy Award-winning film, The Piano.

“An erudite academic book that is also very entertaining and beautiful.” – Kim Hill, Radio NZ - Saturday Morning

General admission $25.00

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Saturday 17 August, 4pm