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A few years back, Arrow FM received a book in the mail with a suggestion that we might like to review it on the radio. It didn’t take long to realise that the stories in the book Migrant Journeys would make a compelling radio series. We immediately got in touch with the authors, Adrienne Jansen and Liz Grant, who agreed to put us in touch with some of the migrant taxi drivers whose stories are the subject of the book, and to ask them to go through the process all over again. One of the drivers in this radio series was not in the original book and all have shared their stories afresh, making the radio series a unique experience.
Here are five stories that help us appreciate the diverse people that we share our country with, the paths they have trod and the sacrifices they have made to call New Zealand their home.
Migrant Journeys was inspired by the book of the same name, written by Adrienne Jansen and Liz Grant for Bridget Williams Books. The series was recorded and produced by Michael Wilson for Arrow FM, with the assistance of the authors. The stories are first hand accounts, told with warmth, humour, drama and great generosity by the following Kiwis…
1: Sokun from Cambodia.
2: Suia from Mulinu’u in Samoa.
3: Sukhdev, a Sikh from the Punjab region of India.
4: Nena from Pristina in the region of Kosovo.
5: Helmi from Bagdhad in Iraq.
The radio series of Migrant Journeys was produced with the assistance of a grant from the Office of Ethnic Communities, and with the permission of the authors and Bridget Williams Books – https://www.bwb.co.nz/