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Interview with Kei Miller

Elleke Boehmer

In this interview with Elleke Boehmer, Kei Miller reflects on his work, the politics of literary representation, how influenced he is by ideas of his readers or audiences, and how he uses and engages with different voices or forms of address in his writing.

How ought we to present words for people to hear them? What manner of presenting words will be seen as obnoxious or raucous or combative? And who decides on those categories? A big part of what I’m interested in is suggesting that there is a volume at which we might pitch words, that has often been dismissed, but there is music there, and there is complexity there, and there is beauty there.

Recorded on 18 July 2019 at the ACLALS conference in Auckland, New Zealand.

Cite this: Boehmer, Elleke and Kei Miller. “Interview with Kei Miller.” Postcolonial Writers Make Worlds, 2019, [scf-post-permalink]. Accessed 31 January 2022.