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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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              The Whale Rider
                

              The Whale Rider (Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              Witi Ihimaera's timeless story tells how the courage of one girl in standing against the tide of tradition enables her tribe to become reconnected with their ancestral life force.

              ISBN 9780143011392
              Published NZ 27 Nov 2008
              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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              White Lies
                

              White Lies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              From the author of The Whale Rider, an intriguing novella about the nature of identity, together with its screenplay and many extras. A medicine woman a giver of life is asked to hide a secret that may protect a position in society, but could have fatal consequences. She is the h...ealer and midwife of her rural tribe, but new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers. When she is approached by the servant of a wealthy woman, who seeks her assistance, three very different women become players in a head-on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation. Newly rewritten, this novella, along with its screenplay and notes by the author, producer and director, as well as stills from the accompanying film, offers a rich and intriguing package.
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              ISBN 9781775533061
              Published NZ 7 Jun 2013
              Publisher Random House
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              Nights in the Gardens of Spain
                

              Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Paperback, 4th New edition)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              David Munro has everything, a beautiful wife, two adoring daughters, a first class job and a circle of devoted friends. He also has another life, lived mainly at night and frequently in what he comes to know as 'the Gardens of Spain' where gay and bisexual men meet. This is the s...tory of his two lives.
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              ISBN 9780143203940
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2010
              Publisher Penguin
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              Sky Dancer
                

              Sky Dancer (Paperback, New title)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              A fine novel from Witi Ihimaera in which a great story about a feisty teenager is interwoven with a dazzling trip through Maori mythology. Stroppy teenager Skylark O'Shea is on holiday with her mother at a town on the coast. But all is not what it seems. What is the threat facing... the town and the birds of the forest? Where do the two old charismatic Maori women Hoki and Bella fit in? Skylark becomes embroiled in a prophecy that much to her dismay involves her in an extraordinary journey. Soon she is pitting her wits in a race of breathtaking dimension, a dazzling trip through Maori mythology. This novel by Witi Ihimaera is fascinating and unique. At one level it is a romp and a rollercoaster ride that sometimes reminds you of Lord of the Rings. At other levels it is a brilliant accomplishment of combining this with new ways of exploring Maori myth. This is probably the first time that traditional Maori legend has been successfully integrated into a work of fiction in a work that completely works. And Witi is probably the only writer who could have carried it off.
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              ISBN 9780143007845
              Published NZ 29 Oct 2007
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Matriarch
                 

              The Matriarch (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              The matriarch is a woman of intelligence, wit, beauty and ruthlessness, and has become a mythical figure through her fight to repossess the land and sustain her people against the ravages wrought by the Pakeha. Priestess of the Ringatu faith, she has been virtually a law unto her...self. In his search for the truth behind the legends surrounding the matriarch, his grandmother, Tama Mahana delves deeper and deeper into Maori history and lore to understand the mysterious sources of her power and ambition. Witi Ihimaera's prose is at turns lyrical and spare, sensuous and savage. Weaving fact with fiction, this remarkable odyssey into New Zealand history is a novel of stunning imaginative power.
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              ISBN 9780143010920
              Published NZ 30 Jan 2009
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Pounamu Pounamu
                

              Pounamu Pounamu (Hardback, 40th Anniversary ed.)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              This anniversary edition of Witi Ihimaera's Pounamu, Pounamu celebrates the 40th year in print of one of New Zealand's most seminal works of fiction. When Pounamu, Pounamu was published in 1972, it was a landmark occasion for New Zealand literature in many ways. It was the first ...work of fiction published by a Maori writer, it was the first collection of short stories that looked at contemporary Maori life and it launched the career of on of New Zealand's best-known authors. The Pounamu, Pounamu 40th Anniversary Edition is a beautiful hardback collector's volume. It features a foreword by Dame Fiona Kidman and a commentary by Witi Ihimaera on each of the stories. In these author's notes Witi looks back to events from his own childhood that inspired Pounamu, Pounamu and the experience of writing and launching the book as a young man in the early '70s.
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              ISBN 9780143567134
              Published NZ 23 Mar 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Thrill of Falling: Stories
                 

              The Thrill of Falling: Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              In The Thrill of Falling, Witi Ihimaera continues his exploration of the novella and the long story begun in his last collection, Ask The Posts of the House (2007) with a new set of intriguing narratives: urban fiction in 'Maggie Dawn'; contemporary comedy in 'We'll Always Have P...aris'; the science fiction novella in 'Purity of Ice'; the new genre of conservation fiction in 'Orbis Terrarium'; the different ways of telling history in the title story; and an adaptation into novella, 'One More Night', of Albert Belz's play, Whero's New Net, which itself was adapted from stories in Ihimaera's second short story collection, The New Net Goes Fishing (1976). The ideas continue to affirm Ihimaera's place in New Zealand literature as one of our finest storytellers.
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              ISBN 9781869799205
              Published NZ 6 Jul 2012
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Whale Rider
                

              The Whale Rider (Hardback, New title)

              Edited by Ihimaera, Witi

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              A mystical story of Maori culture The birth of a daughter - Kahu - breaks the lineage of a Maori tribe. Rejected by her grandfather, Kahu develops the ability to communicate with whales, echoing those of the ancient Whale Rider after whom she was named. This magical and mythical ...novel tells of the conflict between tradition and heritage, from the perspective of Kahu's grandfather, and Kahu's destiny to secure the tribe's future. Age 11+ Ideal for studying multi-cultural texts, gender and environmental issues. The beautifully poetic style and twin narrative lends itself to the analysis of language. To automatically receive all the latest news on New Windmills, why not sign-up for our Heinemann Literature eNewsletter?
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              ISBN 9780435131081
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2005
              Publisher Pearson Education
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series New Windmills KS3
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