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            Girl, Woman, Other: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

            Girl, Woman, Other: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 (Hardback)

            By Evaristo, Bernardine

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            Teeming with life and crackling with energy - a love song to modern Britain, to black womanhood, to the ever-changing heart of London Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of ...their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years. Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible. 'A daring evocation of black British history... Sexy, punchy [and] fresh' Independent on Sunday on The Emperor's Babe
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            ISBN 9780241364901
            Released NZ 2 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            All Who Live On Islands
             

            All Who Live On Islands (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lu, Rose; Knox, Elizabeth

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            All Who Live on Islands introduces a bold new voice in New Zealand literature

            ISBN 9781776562893
            Published NZ 10 Oct 2019
            Publisher Victoria University Press
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            Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living
              

            Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tipene, Francis; Tipene, Kaiora

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              4 Feb 20

            A celebration of life and death. A book to make you laugh and cry. A deep, funny and personal story about the lives of New Zealand's favourite undertakers, Francis and Kaiora Tipene. Born and raised in Northland, the married couple and parents to five boys now star in the third s...eries of their own reality television show The Casketeers, a show about day-to-day life (and death) at their Auckland funeral business, Tipene Funerals. This is Francis and Kaiora's story, a story about a modest yet richly cultural Maori upbringing in the communities of Pawarenga and Kaitaia, the trials and tribulations of their love and marriage, the joy of raising five sons, and the dedication and mahi required to grow a business. It's also a book about traditions of tangihanga, tikanga Maori and Polynesian ways of morning the dead. Inspirational, hilarious, and wise: this is a book to make you see dying, grief and remembrance in a totally new light.
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            ISBN 9781775541486
            Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand
             

            Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Bishop, Catherine

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            In this fascinating and entertaining book, award-winning historian Dr Catherine Bishop showcases many of the individual businesswomen whose efforts, collectively, contributed so much to the making of urban life in New Zealand.

            ISBN 9781988531762
            Published NZ 30 Sep 2019
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            Rottenomics: The Story of New Zealand's Leaky Buildings Disaster
             

            Rottenomics: The Story of New Zealand's Leaky Buildings Disaster (Paperback)

            Other primary creator Dyer, Peter

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            For over 25 years our building industry, economy and Government have failed to provide this basic guarantee: new buildings will not rot. Leaky buildings are the result of an unfortunate confluence of industrial, legislative, historical and cultural factors. Collectively, these el...ements stubbornly continue to defy a full and final resolution.
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            ISBN 9781869539986
            Published NZ 4 Oct 2019
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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            Rebuilding the Kainga: Lessons from Te Ao Hurihuri
             

            Rebuilding the Kainga: Lessons from Te Ao Hurihuri (Paperback)

            By Kake, Jade

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            Jade Kake draws on innovative international models to sketch out a vision where Maori are supported to build businesses and affordable homes on whanau, hapu or Treaty settlement lands - and describes the policy direction needed to make this a reality.

            ISBN 9781988545332
            Published NZ 4 Oct 2019
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            Te Hahi Mihinare | The Maori Anglican Church
              

            Te Hahi Mihinare | The Maori Anglican Church (Paperback)

            By Kaa, Hirini

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              10 Apr 20

            This ground-breaking book explores the birth, growth, struggles and ongoing life of Te Hahi Mihinare - the Maori Anglican Church.

            ISBN 9780947518752
            Published NZ 10 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            Husna'S Story: My Wife, the Christchurch Massacre & My Journey to Forgiveness
              

            Husna'S Story: My Wife, the Christchurch Massacre & My Journey to Forgiveness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ahmed, Farid

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            Husna's Story is written by Husna's husband Farid Ahmed. They were praying at El Noor Mosque in Christchurch when a gunman burst in and shot and killed 51 people and injured many others in a terrorist attack. This book tells Husna's story, describing the day of the attack - in al...l of its normal, mundane detail up until the tragedy, and then the horrendous tragedy of what followed. Interwoven with this is the story of Husna's life, telling of the selflessness and bravery with which she lived her life. As well as looking after her paraplegic husband, Husna was an important member of the community, helping women when they were giving birth, running classes for children and helping many others. Her last selfless act was going back into the mosque to look for her husband on that fateful day. She had already led the other women and children to safety. Tragically she was shot. Husna's husband, Farid Ahmed, quite incredibly, forgives the alleged killer. His remarkable philosophy of forgiveness, peace and love is an example of how religion and faith, through personal application, can be a tool for navigating the most horrific of tragedies.
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            ISBN 9781988547480
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Cre che Case
              

            A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Cre che Case (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Hood, Lynley

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            Originally published in 2001, A City Possessed is the harrowing account of one of New Zealand's most high-profile criminal cases - a story of child sexual abuse allegations, gender politics and the law. In detailing the events of the 1990s that led up to and surrounded the allega...tions made against several staff of the Christchurch Civic Creche, author Lynley Hood shows how and why such a case could happen. A City Possessed won the Montana Medal for Non-Fiction at the 2002 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Her penetrating analysis of the social and legal processes by which the conviction of Peter Ellis was obtained, and repeatedly upheld, raises major issues for our justice system and the way we see ourselves. Peter Ellis served seven years of a 10-year jail sentence for abusing seven children at the Christchurch Civic Creche. He has always maintained his innocence, and has gained widespread support for what many see as a miscarriage of justice. This paperback edition comes at a time when Peter Ellis and the Christchurch Civic Creche case have returned to public attention. In July 2019, a terminally ill Ellis was granted a final appeal to the Supreme Court, scheduled for November 2019.
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            ISBN 9781988531854
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2019
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China
             

            Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chang, Jung

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            The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that `One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country', but there was far more to the... Soong sisters than these caricatures. As China battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, each sister played an important, sometimes critical role, and left an indelible mark on history. Red Sister, Ching-ling, married Sun Yat-sen, founding father of the Chinese republic, and later became Mao's vice-chair. Little Sister, May-ling, was Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of the pre-Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right. Big Sister, Ei-ling, was Chiang's unofficial main adviser. She made herself one of China's richest women - and her husband Chiang's prime minister. All three sisters enjoyed tremendous privilege and glory, but also endured constant attacks and mortal danger. They showed great courage and experienced passionate love, as well as despair and heartbreak. The relationship between them was highly charged emotionally, especially once they had embraced opposing political camps and Ching-ling dedicated herself to destroying her two sisters' world. Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister is a gripping story of love, war, exile, intrigue, glamour and betrayal, which takes us on a monumental journey, from Canton to Hawaii and New York, from exiles' quarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow, and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan. In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape the history of twentieth-century China.
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            ISBN 9781910702796
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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