Small Bodies of Water

Powles, Nina Mingya

  2 Reviews

Whether it is Wellington Harbour, a swimming pool in Borneo, or the River Thames, various elements of water link these 16 lyrical essays that merge memoir and nature writing. Exploring identity and belonging, NZ-born Nina Mingya Powles offers both a calming and thought-provoking reading experience.

Written with poetic flair, and capturing her wonder in the world around her, this is a unique and dazzling collection.

This title is also offered as part of the Narrative Muse Book Club. View this title on the Narrative Muse website



TAUR 004
Most members felt that the book was like a personal journal, especially the first half. However, a fascinating insight into learning Mandarin. Interesting snapshots into so many different themes. Author very widely read.
WELL 045
The members of the group who read this described the writing as beautiful, evocative and poetic. We could all relate to the descriptions of Wellington. The frequent references to written Chinese characters and language provided an appreciation of how different it is to English. Highly recommended.