Research

Banana: A Global History

AUT Lecturer's Slip Through History

Associate Professor and Director of the Popular Culture Research Centre at AUT, Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell, recently spoke with Wallace Chapman at Radio New Zealand about her book Banana: A Global History.

Follow this link to hear a lively conversation about where bananas came from, why they have been 'banned' multiple times, and why they have such a hold on popular culture. 

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Last updated: 17-May-2016 2.00pm

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