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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

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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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              The Parihaka Woman
                

              The Parihaka Woman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $34.99
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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 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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              Haare Williams: Words of a Kaumatua
                

              Haare Williams: Words of a Kaumatua (Hardback)

              By Williams, Haare; Foreword by Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $54.99
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              A kaumatua reflects in poetry and prose on his journey from te ao Maori on the East Coast to contemporary Auckland. Ko te kopara anake e tarere ki te tihi o te makauri. Oti rawa! Kia oti rawa, e!

              ISBN 9781869409043
              Published AU 14 Nov 2019
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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              White Lies
                

              White Lies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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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 Dream Swimmer
                

              The Dream Swimmer (Paperback, New edition)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              The Dream Swimmer, sequel to the award-winning The Matriarch, continues the odyssey of Tama Mahana, grandson and heir to the matriarch, as he assumes the mantle of leadership and, with it, his grandmother's battles with the Pakeha. But at every step Tama is thwarted - by deceptio...n and intrigue, and by the woman whose destiny has intersected Riripeti's and his. She is the enigmatic Tiana, his mother, the woman of no account. Ihimaera continues to dazzle as he negotiates this story of great breadth and breathtaking climaxes, combining the heart of his early work with the deft experimentalism of his more recent novels and short stories. At once an incisive character study and a deeply moving family saga, The Dream Swimmer is sure to enchant and delight.
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              ISBN 9780143011217
              Published AU 2 Mar 2009
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Uncle's Story
                

              The Uncle's Story (Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              Michael Mahana's personal disclosure to his parents leads to the uncovering of a family secret about uncle Sam, who fought in Vietnam. Armed with his uncle's diary, Michael goes searching for the truth about the secret the family has kept hidden for over 30 years, and what happen...ed to Sam.
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              ISBN 9780143018988
              Published AU 5 Nov 2003
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Pounamu Pounamu
                

              Pounamu Pounamu (Hardback, 40th Anniversary ed.)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              This anniversary edition of Witi Ihimaera's Pounamu, Pounamu celebrates the 40th year in print of one of New Zealand's most seminal works of fiction. When Pounamu, Pounamu was published in 1972, it was a landmark occasion for New Zealand literature in many ways. It was the first ...work of fiction published by a Maori writer, it was the first collection of short stories that looked at contemporary Maori life and it launched the career of on of New Zealand's best-known authors. The Pounamu, Pounamu 40th Anniversary Edition is a beautiful hardback collector's volume. It features a foreword by Dame Fiona Kidman and a commentary by Witi Ihimaera on each of the stories. In these author's notes Witi looks back to events from his own childhood that inspired Pounamu, Pounamu and the experience of writing and launching the book as a young man in the early '70s.
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              ISBN 9780143567134
              Published AU 23 Mar 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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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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