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              Books by Witi Ihimaera

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              The Whale Rider
                

              The Whale Rider (Hardback, New title)

              Edited by Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $31.99
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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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              Bulibasha
                  

              Bulibasha (Paperback, [Large Print])

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $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
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Native Son: The Writer's Memoir
                 

              Native Son: The Writer's Memoir (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $69.99
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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 beginning of his career

              ISBN 9780369324450
              Released AU 30 Sep 2019
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Native Son: The Writer's Memoir
               

              Native Son: The Writer's Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $34.99
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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
              Interest Age General Audience
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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
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Bulibasha
                

              Bulibasha (Paperback, new edition)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $24.99
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              This is a new edition. Tamihana is leader of the great Mahana family of shearers and sportsmen and women. Rupeni Poata is his arch enemy. The two families clash constantly, in sport, in cultural contests and, finally, in the Golden Fleece competition to find the greatest shearing... gang in New Zealand. Caught in the middle of this struggle is the teenager Simeon, grandson of the patriarch, struggling with his own feelings and loyalties as the battles rage on.
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              ISBN 9780140254327
              Published AU 3 Aug 1998
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Pounamu Pounamu
                

              Pounamu Pounamu (Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              Pounamu Pounamu is classic Ihimaera. First published om 1972, it was immediately endorsed by Maori and Pakeha alike for its original stories that showed how important Maori identity is for all New Zealanders. As Katherine Mansfield did in her first collection In a German Pension ...(1911), and Janet Frame in The Lagoon (1951), Witi Ihimaera explores in Pounamu Pounamu what it is like to be a New Zealander - but from a Maori perspective. The seeds of Ihimaera's later works are first introduced in this ground-breaking collection: The Whale Rider in his story 'The Whale', The Rope of Man in 'Tangi', and the character of Simeon form Bulibasha, King of the Gypsies in 'One Summer Morning'; and the themes of aroha (love), whanaungatanga (kinship) and manaakitanga (supporting each other), which are so intergral to Ihimaera's work.
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              ISBN 9780143010913
              Published AU 13 Oct 2008
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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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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              The Matriarch
                 

              The Matriarch (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              The matriarch is a woman of intelligence, wit, beauty and ruthlessness, and has become a mythical figure through her fight to repossess the land and sustain her people against the ravages wrought by the Pakeha. Priestess of the Ringatu faith, she has been virtually a law unto her...self. In his search for the truth behind the legends surrounding the matriarch, his grandmother, Tama Mahana delves deeper and deeper into Maori history and lore to understand the mysterious sources of her power and ambition. Witi Ihimaera's prose is at turns lyrical and spare, sensuous and savage. Weaving fact with fiction, this remarkable odyssey into New Zealand history is a novel of stunning imaginative power.
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              ISBN 9780143010920
              Published AU 30 Jan 2009
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Nights in the Gardens of Spain
                

              Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Paperback, 4th New edition)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              David Munro has everything, a beautiful wife, two adoring daughters, a first class job and a circle of devoted friends. He also has another life, lived mainly at night and frequently in what he comes to know as 'the Gardens of Spain' where gay and bisexual men meet. This is the s...tory of his two lives.
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              ISBN 9780143203940
              Published AU 1 Mar 2010
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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