Poet stuns presenter with te reo

Witi Ihimaera. Photo / Supplied
Witi Ihimaera. Photo / Supplied

Witi Ihimaera left a BBC presenter stunned by speaking Maori at a London book festival.

Harriett Gilbert, presenter of World Book Club, said: "Witi, what on earth was all that?" The poet and author had spoken just a few sentences in te reo Maori, following up immediately in English.

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