Wheelers Books
Show navigation
Hide navigation
Children & Young Adults
General Audience & Adults
By Publication Date
By Age Group
Find books by...
freight

Potiki

Potiki
 

Winner of the 1987 New Zealand Fiction Award. This compelling novel highlights one community's response to attacks on their ancestral values and symbols provides moving affirmation of the relationship between land and the people who live on it.

Due to unconfirmed availability, this title can be ordered by school and public library account customers only.
School & Public Library Accounts please log in.

Quick Reference

ISBN 9780140088038
Barcode 9780140088038
Published 12 September 2001 by Penguin
Format Paperback, reprint
Author(s) By Grace, Patricia

... view full title details below.

  • $30.00 Retail price
  • $23.70 Wheelers price
  • You save $6.30!

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780140088038
ISBN-10 0140088032
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 12 September 2001
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, reprint
Edition reprint
Author(s) By Grace, Patricia
Category Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Literature: Texts
Fiction
Modern Fiction
Women's Studies
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
Library of Congress Maoris - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 190g
Dewey Code 823
Catalogue Code 30993

Description of this Book

In a small coastal community threatened by developers who would ravage their lands it is a time of fear and confusion - and growing anger. The prophet child Tokowaru-i-te-Marama shares his people's struggles against bulldozers and fast money talk. When dramatic events menace the marae, his grief and rage threaten to burst beyond the confines of his twisted body. His all-seeing eye looks forward to a strange and terrible new dawn.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

There are no reviews for this title.

^ top

Author's Bio

Patricia Grace is one of New Zealand's most celebrated Maori writers. She has published six novels and six short story collections, as well as a number of books for children. She won the New Zealand Fiction Award for Potiki in 1987, and was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2001 with Dogside Story, which also won the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Fiction Prize. Her children's story The Kuia and the Spider won Children's Picture Book of the Year. Patricia lives in Plimmerton near Wellington on the ancestral land of Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa and Te Ati Awa in close proximity to her home marae at Hongoeka Bay. Novels by Patricia Grace: Mutuwhenua: The Moon Sleeps, Potiki, Cousins, Baby No-eyes, Dogside Story, Tu. Short story collections: Waiariki, The Dream Sleepers and Other Stories, Electric City and Other Stories, Selected Stories, Collected Stories, The Sky People. Books for children: The Kuia and the Spider/Te Kuia me te Pungawerewere, Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street/Te Tuna Watakirihi me Nga Tamariki o te Tiriti o Toa, The Trolley, Areta and the Kahawai.

^ top