Book signing: Paku Manu Ariki Whakatakapōkai

This weekend, illustrator Tokerau Brown visited Wellington bookshops to sign copies of Paku Manu Ariki Whakatakapōkai. Unity Books Wellington and Good Books both hosted him.

Tokerau Brown is a Cook Islands Māori illustrator and multimedia artist. Co-director of Māori Pasifika art gallery Wheke Fortress, Brown is also a musician, audio engineer and animator.

Take a look at Tokerau’s Sunday signings below. If you want to see more behind-the-scenes of Tokerau’s illustration, follow him on Instagram.

Unity Books Wellington

Tokerau Brown signing books at Unity Books Wellington Tokerau Brown at Unity Books Wellington

Good Books

Paku Manu Ariki Whakatakapōkai is available now from all good bookstores and on our website. It is a bold and multi-layered picture book about self-determination narrated by a young boy full of ideas and questions about growing up, belonging, spirituality, culture and who is the boss.

Paku Manu Ariki Whakatakapōkai front cover