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Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader (Hardback)

By Duff, Michelle

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Michelle Duff delves into Ardern's beginnings in small-town New Zealand, discovering a nose-ringed teen fighting for equality and her own identity in a devout Mormon family. Duff tracks Ardern's political career from being dismissed as a 'show pony' to her compassion during one o... read full description below.

ISBN 9781988547169
Barcode 9781988547169
Published 21 October 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781988547169
ISBN-10 1988547164
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 21 October 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Duff, Michelle
Category Biography & Autobiography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 530g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 1014308

Description of this Book

Michelle Duff delves into Ardern's beginnings in small-town New Zealand, discovering a nose-ringed teen fighting for equality and her own identity in a devout Mormon family. Duff tracks Ardern's political career from being dismissed as a 'show pony' to her compassion during one of New Zealand's biggest tragedies, the Christchurch mosque terror attack of 2019. In its aftermath, Ardern has become a global icon for her strength and decisiveness while uniting a country in shock and mourning. Ardern attracted international headlines for being the second world leader to give birth while in office. But why was having a baby so meaningful, and what does it say about the continued struggle for gender equality? Has Ardern really been a transcendent leader, and what enduring mark might she leave on the political landscape? This is an engrossing and powerful exploration of one of the most intriguing political stories of our time-telling us as much about one young woman's ascendancy as it does about the country that elected her.

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Author's Bio

Michelle Duff is a highly regarded New Zealand journalist whose work has appeared in print and online media in Aotearoa and internationally. Duff covers social issues with a primary focus on health, maternity and sexual violence. She has a background in psychology, with specialties in gender and sexuality, and writes a high-profile column for Stuff exploring these topics. She is a nine-time finalist at the Voyager Media Awards, most recently as part of Stuff's Me Too team, where she exposed the predatory behaviour of a trusted family doctor. She won general feature writer of the year in 2016, for a piece on the widening race gap in education. She has two small children. This is her first book.

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