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              Books by Witi Ihimaera

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              Bulibasha
                

              Bulibasha (Paperback, new edition)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              This is a new edition. Tamihana is leader of the great Mahana family of shearers and sportsmen and women. Rupeni Poata is his arch enemy. The two families clash constantly, in sport, in cultural contests and, finally, in the Golden Fleece competition to find the greatest shearing... gang in New Zealand. Caught in the middle of this struggle is the teenager Simeon, grandson of the patriarch, struggling with his own feelings and loyalties as the battles rage on.
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              ISBN 9780140254327
              Published NZ 3 Aug 1998
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Pounamu Pounamu
                

              Pounamu Pounamu (Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              Pounamu Pounamu is classic Ihimaera. First published om 1972, it was immediately endorsed by Maori and Pakeha alike for its original stories that showed how important Maori identity is for all New Zealanders. As Katherine Mansfield did in her first collection In a German Pension ...(1911), and Janet Frame in The Lagoon (1951), Witi Ihimaera explores in Pounamu Pounamu what it is like to be a New Zealander - but from a Maori perspective. The seeds of Ihimaera's later works are first introduced in this ground-breaking collection: The Whale Rider in his story 'The Whale', The Rope of Man in 'Tangi', and the character of Simeon form Bulibasha, King of the Gypsies in 'One Summer Morning'; and the themes of aroha (love), whanaungatanga (kinship) and manaakitanga (supporting each other), which are so intergral to Ihimaera's work.
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              ISBN 9780143010913
              Published NZ 13 Oct 2008
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths
               

              Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths (Hardback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              From master storyteller Witi Ihimaera, a spellbinding and provocative retelling of traditional Maori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of the Maori people through their creation myths. He follows Tawhaki up the vines into th...e firmament, Hine-titama down into the land of the dead, Maui to the ends of the earth, and the giants and turehu who sailed across the ocean to our shores . . . From Hawaiki to Aotearoa, the ancient navigators brought their myths, while looking to the stars - bright with gods, ancestors and stories - to guide the way. 'Step through the gateway now to stories that are as relevant today as they ever were.'
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              ISBN 9780143774990
              Published NZ 6 Nov 2020
              Publisher Random House
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              Te Kaieke Tohora
               

              Te Kaieke Tohora (Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              Whakamiharo ana tera te tirohanga atu ki a ia, ki te kaieke tohora. I rere atu te wai i a ia, ka hamama tona waha kia taea ai te hau makariri te kupa iho. Ko ana karu e kohara ana i te ahurei. Korekoreko katoa ana te tinana i te rehu taimana. I runga i taua taniwha ano nei he tek...oteko paku kua whakairotia, e tino haura ana, e koratarata ana, e tu torotika ana. Ano nei na tona tino kaha, e to ake ana ia i te tohora ki te rangi . . . Ko Kahutia-te-rangi te kaieke tohora, te tipuna o nga iwi o Te Tai Rawhiti. I haere mai ia i Hawaiki, te kainga o nga Tawhito, ki te tai rawhiti o Aotearoa. No muri mai ko Kahu, te matamua o nga mokopuna tuarua a te whanau. I arohaina ia e ona whanaunga katoa engari ko tera i tino pirangi ia kia aroha atu, kaore i aroha atu - ara, ko tona tipuna tane tuarua. Kua rongo au i a Kui Putiputi e tiwe ana i te hau, 'E Kahu!' I te toia iho au e oku putu. Me tu rawa au ka wetewete. I moumou noa iho te wa ki tenei mahi engari he pai ake tera i te toromi. Riro atu ana nga putu i nga au pioi. Ka titiro ake au. I te kimi au i hea ke ra a Kahu. I hikitia ake au e nga ngaru ka tuku iho ano. Ka tiwaha atu au, 'E Kahu, kaua.' Kua tae ke atu ia ki te tohora, a, e pupuri ana i te kauwae. Mama noa iho te huri mai i te ao purakau ki te ao tuturu, mai i te whakatangi ki te whakakata. Ko tenei pukapuka ko Te Kaieke Tohora ka whakamanaru i te kaipanui ahakoa pehea te pakeke.
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              ISBN 9780143774167
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (Te Reo Maori)
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              Sleeps Standing: A Story of the Battle of Orakau
               

              Sleeps Standing: A Story of the Battle of Orakau (Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi; Kelly, Hemi

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              "Both fiction and fact, this book is an exploration of the Battle of Orakau. During three days in 1864, 300 Maori men, women and children fought an Imperial army and captured the imagination of the world. The battle marked the end of the Land Wars in the Waikato and resulted in v...ast tracts of land being confiscated for European settlement. Instead of following the usual standpoint of the victors, this book takes a Maori perspective. It is centred around Witi Ihimaeras moving novella, Sleeps Standing, which views the battle through the eyes of a 16-year-old boy named Moet. Alongside the novella are non-fiction narratives from Maori eyewitnesses, together with images and a Maori translation by Hmi Kelly, further giving voice to and illuminating the people who tried to protect their culture and land. It is estimated that, at the height of the battle, 1700 immensely superior troops, well armed and amply resourced, laid siege to the hastily constructed p at Orakau. The defenders were heavily outnumbered with few supplies or weapons but, when told to submit, they replied: E hoa, ka whawhai tonu matou, ake, ake, ake! Friend, I shall fight against you for ever, for ever!"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143773887
              Published NZ 16 Apr 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              The Parihaka Woman
                

              The Parihaka Woman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              There has never been a New Zealand novel quite like The Parihaka Woman. Richly imaginative and original, weaving together fact and fiction, it sets the remarkable story of Erenora against the historical background of the turbulent and compelling events that occurred in Parihaka d...uring the 1870s and 1880s. Parihaka is the place Erenora calls home, a peaceful Taranaki settlement overcome by war and land confiscation. As her world is threatened, Erenora must find within herself the strength, courage and ingenuity to protect those whom she loves. And, like a Shakespearean heroine, she must change herself before she can take up her greatest challenge and save her exiled husband, Horitana. Surprising, inventive and deeply moving, The Parihaka Woman confirms Witi Ihimaera as one of New Zealand's finest and most memorable storytellers. Always surprising and inventive, THE PARIHAKA WOMAN reveals a working writer constantly extending his range and humanity, continuing his exploration into the history of New Zealand and working at its intersections with fiction. It affirms Ihimaera's place in New Zealand literature as one of our finest technicians and storytellers.
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              ISBN 9781869797294
              Published NZ 7 Oct 2011
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Native Son: The Writer's Memoir
               

              Native Son: The Writer's Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              "This is the second volume of memoir by this remarkable Maori writer and of the living myths that inspired him at the begining of his career"--Publisher information.

              ISBN 9780143773030
              Published NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              Maori Boy: A Memoir of Childhood
               

              Maori Boy: A Memoir of Childhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              This is the first volume of Witi Ihimaera's enthralling memoir, packed with stories of the formative years of this much-loved writer. --Publisher information.

              ISBN 9781869797263
              Published NZ 7 Nov 2014
              Publisher Random House
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              The Uncle's Story
                

              The Uncle's Story (Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              Michael Mahana's personal disclosure to his parents leads to the uncovering of a family secret about uncle Sam, who fought in Vietnam. Armed with his uncle's diary, Michael goes searching for the truth about the secret the family has kept hidden for over 30 years, and what happen...ed to Sam.
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              ISBN 9780143018988
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2003
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Whale Rider
               

              The Whale Rider (Picture Book / Other)

              By Ihimaera, Witi; Illustrated by Potter, Bruce

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              Witi Ihimaeras beautiful story is now a stunning picture book. It tells the tale of Kahu, the first great-grandchild of the whanau, loved by all her relatives except one whose love she needed most her great-grandfather.

              ISBN 9780143503279
              Published NZ 27 Jun 2008
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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