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Illustrated by Tait, Mat; By Meredith, Courtney Sina
"The incredible story of Tupaia, Tahitian priest navigator, who sailed on board the Endeavour with Captain Cook on his first voyage to Aotearoa. Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tah...iti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pacific to Aotearoa. Witness the encounters between tangata whenua and the crew as the ship sails around the coast, and discover the important role Tupaia plays as translator and cultural interpreter"--Back cover.Read more
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By Meredith, Courtney Sina; Illustrated by Clarkson, Giselle
"Butterflies are beautiful but they have some very odd habbits - welcome to their secret world"--Back cover.
By Kightley, Oscar; Fane, David; Lees, Nathaniel; Manusaute, Vela; Meredith, Courtney Sina
Urbanesia is a collection of four outstanding scripts by contemporary Pasifika playwrights, each examining the tension between Western and Pacific Island culture and values and how that tension is being played out in Aotearoa.
A Frigate Bird Sings by Oscar Kightley, David Fane... and Nathaniel Lees is a funny and moving celebration of difference. A young faafafine is searching for answers to conflicting expectations of identity and duty in this comical and deeply touching play. a subtle, beautifully observed study of one of the most precious and intriguing gifts of Polynesian culture the third sexa classic of NZ theatre Anita McNaught
My Name is Gary Cooper by Victor Rodger balances post-colonial politics, humour and eroticism as it questions the expoloitation and stereotyping of Pacific peoples by Westerners. My Name is Gary Cooper is a rollercoaster ride through cultural appropriation and sexual deception.
Taro King by Vela Manusaute takes us to a South Auckland Supermarket where hopes, dreams and low-price taros are feverishly negotiated, and where the workers dream of something bigger and brighter that the glaring lights of aisle four.
Rushing Dolls by performance poet Courtney Sina Meredith expresses in poetry and drama the complex desires and explosive energy of successful young Polynesian women. Cleo is searching for the perfect job and life in the shiny city but the pressures of family responsibility and following her dreams almost overwhelm her.Read more
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By Meredith, Courtney Sina
Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick is a collection of poetry by Courtney Sina Meredith. Meredith has established a local and international reputation as a performer, poet, musician and playwright. Her work is an on-going discussion of contemporary urban life with an underlying Pa...cific politique and an educated, politically aware, international voice.Read more
Tail of the Taniwha is Meredith's first book of short stories and follows her much lauded 2012 collection of poems Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick (Beatnik Publishing) and multi-award-winning 2010 play Rushing Dolls (Playmarket, 2012).
Did you know that butterflies taste with their feet, do a dark red poo when they come out of their chrysalises and that some drink the tears of crocodiles? How does the world look to them, do they ever sleep and how are some of them able to fly so high? This book will open your e...yes to these magical creatures around us.Read more
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