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              Books by Ngahuia Murphy

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              Waiwhero: the Red Waters - A Celebration of Womanhood
               

              Waiwhero: the Red Waters - A Celebration of Womanhood (Paperback)

              By Murphy, Ngahuia

              This is bilingual Maori - English Waiwhero: He Whakahirahiratanga o te Ira Wahine: A Celebration of Womanhood is based on Te Awa Atua but has been written specifically for whanau, rangatahi, the education and health sectors. Waiwhero is also bilingual, having been translated by ...the wonderful Sean Ellison, making it a great reo and kaupapa Ma-ori sexual health resource (a rarity!). Regan Balzer has also illustrated the book and provided beautiful paintings of the cosmological origin stories for menstruation. Waiwhero is a smaller book and an easier read but necessarily leaves out a lot of related material. It's perfect for mums, aunties and nannies to share with their girls. Having said that there is a reason why Sean Ellison translated the work. Men have a role and place in this korero. For our tipuna Waiwhero was a whanau issue not a women's issue because it assured the continuation of whakapapa lines. Some of my biggest supporters in the mahi have been Ma-ori men. I have heard wonderful stories around the motu about koro's massaging their moko's and preparing special kai during this time, solo dads doing the best they can to reclaim empowering tikanga for their girls, as well as the traditions of male midwifery that have been largely severed through the imposition of legislation. It's important that Ma-ori girls are taught about the mana and tapu of their bodies but it's just as critical that the boys are taught too so they do not continue to perpetuate patriarchal and colonial attitudes.
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              ISBN 9780473258665
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2014
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Te Awa Atua: Menstruation in the pre-colonial Maori World
               

              Te Awa Atua: Menstruation in the pre-colonial Maori World (Paperback)

              By Murphy, Ngahuia

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              Te Awa Atua: Menstruation in the pre-colonial Maori World is a groundbreaking Kaupapa Maori work that reclaims ceremonies and rites of passage from traditional Maori society. The subject is contextualised within Maori metaphysics and philosophies and is presented using kara...kia, moteatea, poetry and storytelling alongside critical indigenous autoethnography.
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              ISBN 9780473259662
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2014
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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