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              Books by Witi Ihimaera

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              Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths
                

              Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths (Hardback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $45.00
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              • Pub Date
                20 Oct 20

              From master storyteller Witi Ihimaera, a spellbinding and provocative retelling of traditional Maori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of the Maori people through their creation myths. He follows Tawhaki up the vines into th...e firmament, Hine-titama down into the land of the dead, Maui to the ends of the earth, and the giants and turehu who sailed across the ocean to our shores . . . From Hawaiki to Aotearoa, the ancient navigators brought their myths, while looking to the stars - bright with gods, ancestors and stories - to guide the way. 'Step through the gateway now to stories that are as relevant today as they ever were.'
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              ISBN 9780143774990
              Published AU 20 Oct 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Bulibasha
                  

              Bulibasha (Paperback, [Large Print])

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $49.99
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              Bulibasha is the title given to the King of the Gypsies, and on the East Coast of New Zealand two patriarchs fight to be proclaimed the king. Tamihana is the leader of the great Mahana family of shearers and sportsmen and women. Rupeni Poata is his arch enemy. The two families cl...ash constantly, in sport, in cultural contests and, finally, in...
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              ISBN 9781459643109
              Released AU 5 Jul 2012
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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              The Whale Rider
               

              The Whale Rider (Hardback, New title)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $32.99
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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 AU 1 Mar 2005
              Publisher Pearson Education
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series New Windmills KS3
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              Te Kaieke Tohora
               

              Te Kaieke Tohora (Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $21.99
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              Whakamiharo ana tera te tirohanga atu ki a ia, ki te kaieke tohora. I rere atu te wai i a ia, ka hamama tona waha kia taea ai te hau makariri te kupa iho. Ko ana karu e kohara ana i te ahurei. Korekoreko katoa ana te tinana i te rehu taimana. I runga i taua taniwha ano nei he tek...oteko paku kua whakairotia, e tino haura ana, e koratarata ana, e tu torotika ana. Ano nei na tona tino kaha, e to ake ana ia i te tohora ki te rangi . . . Ko Kahutia-te-rangi te kaieke tohora, te tipuna o nga iwi o Te Tai Rawhiti. I haere mai ia i Hawaiki, te kainga o nga Tawhito, ki te tai rawhiti o Aotearoa. No muri mai ko Kahu, te matamua o nga mokopuna tuarua a te whanau. I arohaina ia e ona whanaunga katoa engari ko tera i tino pirangi ia kia aroha atu, kaore i aroha atu - ara, ko tona tipuna tane tuarua. Kua rongo au i a Kui Putiputi e tiwe ana i te hau, 'E Kahu!' I te toia iho au e oku putu. Me tu rawa au ka wetewete. I moumou noa iho te wa ki tenei mahi engari he pai ake tera i te toromi. Riro atu ana nga putu i nga au pioi. Ka titiro ake au. I te kimi au i hea ke ra a Kahu. I hikitia ake au e nga ngaru ka tuku iho ano. Ka tiwaha atu au, 'E Kahu, kaua.' Kua tae ke atu ia ki te tohora, a, e pupuri ana i te kauwae. Mama noa iho te huri mai i te ao purakau ki te ao tuturu, mai i te whakatangi ki te whakakata. Ko tenei pukapuka ko Te Kaieke Tohora ka whakamanaru i te kaipanui ahakoa pehea te pakeke.
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              ISBN 9780143774167
              Published AU 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (Maori)
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              White Lies
                

              White Lies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $34.99
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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 AU 7 Jun 2013
              Publisher Random House
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              The Whale Rider
                

              The Whale Rider (Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $22.99
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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 AU 27 Nov 2008
              Publisher Penguin
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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 AU 6 Jul 2012
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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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 volume of memoir by this remarkable Maori writer and of the living myths that inspired him at the begining of his career"--Publisher information.

              ISBN 9780143773030
              Published AU 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              Maori Boy: A Memoir of Childhood
               

              Maori Boy: A Memoir of Childhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              This is the first volume of Witi Ihimaera's enthralling memoir, packed with stories of the formative years of this much-loved writer. --Publisher information.

              ISBN 9781869797263
              Published AU 7 Nov 2014
              Publisher Random House
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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 AU 7 Oct 2011
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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