Daren Kamali

Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Daren Kamali (Fijian, Uvean, Futunan, Samoan and Scottish) migrated to Aotearoa from Fiji at 17 and is a poet, curator, artist, researcher and current Heritage Pacific Advisor at Auckland Libraries (Research and Heritage). Daren holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts, Manukau Institute of Technology (2014) and Master of Creative Writing (First Class Honours), University of Auckland (2017). He was the Fulbright/CNZ – Pacific Writer in Residence at University of Hawai’i (2012), and attended the International Writers program – Iowa City, USA (2014). Daren has a Pan Pacific approach to writing and performance that reflects his multi-cultural background and upbringing in Fiji and Aotearoa NZ. His published works include Vunimaqo and Me: Mango Tree Collections (Kava Bowl Media, 2020); Tales, Poems and Songs from the Underwater World (Anahera Press, 2011) and Squid Out of Water: the evolution (Ala Press, Hawaii, 2014). Daren has also released two albums BulAotearoa – Immigrant Story (2000) and Keep it Real (2005).
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