Naau te rourou, naaku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.
Kei te pai press is a publishing project based in the settler colony, New Zealand.
Kei te pai press came out of a feeling of impotence, despair and frustration on Waitangi day 2020.
Kei te pai press is a project intended to undermine ongoing colonial violence, dispossession and alienation.
LIVE LAUGH LAND BACK.
Kei te pai press is dedicated to fostering criticality, learning and sharing.
Kei te pai press is dedicated to publishing mahi primarily by indigenous writers, but is always open to collaboration.
Kei te pai is interested in prioritising narratives centered around sovereignty, potentiality and resistance.
Kei te pai publishes personal essays, interviews, short stories, poetry and prose at specific times of the year.
(Kei te pai also publish videos, illustration and photography. )
Kei te pai publishes a journal twice a year and has chapbook projects in process.
Kei te pai has an online reading club, where we send out once a month a selection of readings. These are books and texts we feel are urgent and critical. There is no impetus to respond to these emails (although you can if you wish), but we do ask that you consider the ideas in these writings and use them as tools to better understand and undermine the colonial society that we live in.
In the later half of the year we will be organising an education programme, which has been informed by the texts within our reading club. This will involve a six week online close reading group with special artist presentations and teach ins. It is completely free.
Kei te pai aims to be inclusive, but not inclusive for inclusivity's sake.
Kei te pai is self funded, so can only offer our contributors a modest fee for their mahi, but are working towards paying a living wage.
Kei te pai publishes work we are passionate about that is bold, challenging and a fuck u to the neo-colonial hetero patriarchy.
Aroha mai, aroha atu