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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 memoir of a remarkable Maori writer and of the living myths that inspired him at the beginning of his career. Look at him, the young man on the cover. The year is 1972, he is 28, his first book is about to be published, and he has every reason to kick up his he...els. But behind that joyful smile, and the image of a writer footing it in the Pakeha world, there is another narrative, one that Witi has not told before. The story of a native son, struggling to find a place, a voice and an identity, and to put a secret past to rest. This sequel to the award-winning memoir Maori Boy picks up where it stopped, following Witi through his triumphs and failures at school and university, to experimenting sexually, searching for love and purpose and to becoming our first Maori novelist. It continues in the same vein described by a reviewer of the first volume- 'a rich, powerful, multi-layered and totally unique story . . . something every New Zealander should read'.
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ISBN 9780143773030
Published AU 3 Sep 2019
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143773030
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage New Zealand
Published 3 Sep 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ihimaera, Witi
Category Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
Indigenous Peoples
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 664g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Authors, New Zealand - Biography - 20th century, Authors, New Zealand - Biography - 21st century, Authors, New Zealand, Tikanga, Hunga mahi toi
NBS Text Autobiography: Literary
ONIX Text General/trade