Know Your Place by Golriz Ghahraman
The story of a child refugee who faced her fears, found her home and accidentally made history
When she was just nine, Golriz Ghahraman and her parents were forced to flee their home in Iran. After a terrifying and uncertain journey, they landed in Auckland where they were able to seek asylum and – ultimately – create a new life.
In this open and intimate account, Ghahraman talks about making a home in Aotearoa New Zealand, her work as a human rights lawyer, her United Nations missions, and how she became the first refugee to be elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
Passionate and unflinching, Know Your Place is a story about breaking barriers, and the daily challenges of prejudice that shape the lives of women and minorities. At its heart, it’s about overcoming fear, about family, and about finding a place to belong..harpercollins.co.nz/9781775541424/know-your-place/
Pull No Punches by Judith Collins
A candid and revealing memoir from one of politics’ great survivors – National MP, Judith Collins.The most anticipated political memoir of the year.
A frank account from National MP Judith Collins of the highs and lows of a political life. From her humble beginnings as the youngest daughter of Labour-voting farming parents, Judith Collins has carved a path to almost the very top of New Zealand politics.
Collins grew up in rural Walton, Waikato, on a dairy farm. At the age of 10 she entered politics, running for class president. She won.
After a successful career as a lawyer, Collins became the MP for Papakura in 2002, alongside fellow new recruit John Key. When Key and National won office in 2008, Collins became the Minister for Police, Corrections and Veterans.
Pull No Punches is the candid story of a determined Minister at the centre of New Zealand political life and of a woman who is always resilient in the face of adversity.
Funny, forthright and fearless, Collins reveals what it is like to survive-and thrive-for two decades as a senior female politician.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/academic-professional/politics-government/Pull-No-Punches-Judith-Collins-9781988547510