“Anahera” is a transliterated Māori word meaning “Angel”. It is also a popular name for Māori girls.
Anahera Press was founded by New Zealand editor and poet Kiri Piahana-Wong in July 2011. Its vision is to provide a publication platform for authors writing outside the mainstream.
Anahera’s kaupapa/mission statement is to publish work that fosters the telling and recognition of culturally diverse stories.
A book by an Anahera author may give voice to the author’s own cultural story, or may speak to the intersections and spaces between cultures. This is particularly relevant to those of our young people who have grown up with mixed ethnicity, walking between worlds; or who come from a migrant background. At Anahera we want to publish these stories, stories that the mainstream media does not always understand, value or appreciate. If you are such a writer, or reader, find your home with us.
Anahera’s current main focus is on publishing poetry collections and novels by Māori and Pasifika writers based in Aotearoa NZ. However, from time to time we consider works outside of this brief/description provided the work fits our core kaupapa.