Mophead Tu – The Queen’s Poem

In her bestselling and award-winning book, Mophead: Your Difference Makes a Difference, poet laureate and fast talking PI Selina Tusitala Marsh recounted her experience growing up Pasifika in Aotearoa and realising how her (and your) difference can make a difference.

In Mophead Tu, Selina is crowned Commonwealth Poet and invited to perform for the Queen in Westminster Abbey. But when someone at work calls her a ‘sellout’, Selina starts doubting herself.

Can she stand with her people who struggled against the Queen . . . and still serve the Queen?

From the sinking islands in the South Seas to the smoggy streets of London, Mophead Tu: The Queen’s Poem is a hilariously thought-provoking take on colonial histories and one poet’s journey to bridge the divide.

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NZ Booklovers ~ Mophead Tu is a thought-provoking book, but it’s created with a great deal of humour and sensitivity, and it’s beautifully done, with Selina doing all the illustrations in the books as well as the text. It examines our colonial history, and ends up being a story about one poet bridging the divide. It is an extraordinary story from an extraordinary life, and it’s truly inspirational!

Rhegan Tu‘akoi, The Sapling ~ ‘Selina Tusitala Marsh’s spectacular sequel, Mophead Tu, does not disappoint. Much like the first Mophead, the story told is bold, challenging, and hilarious. . . . Marsh breaks down big concepts for a young audience and threads through Pasifika mythology and knowledge from our academics in fun and imaginative ways. . . . A hardback book full of life, this is the perfect addition to every library, especially if you already have the first Mophead. And if you don’t, this is even more reason to acquire both!’

About the author

Find out more about Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh on her author page.SelinaTusitalaMarsh

Additional information

Dimensions23.5 × 18 cm
First published



Hardcover edition



Page count


Published by

Auckland University Press

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