Tag: Witi Ihimaera

Maori Boy – Witi Ihimaera

READ FOR NZ BOOK AWARDS An honest, emotive work detailing not only Ihimaera’s childhood but also early life in rural New Zealand and Maori history. ➤ “Maori Boy gives not just a stunning insight into the early years of Witi Ihimaera’s life, but also historically captures the whanau dynamics and… Continue Reading “Maori Boy – Witi Ihimaera”

The Parihaka Woman – Witi Ihimaera

READ FOR BOOKCLUB A fictionalised account set amonsgt the atrocities that occurred in Parihaka, Taranaki during the 1870s © “The Parihaka Woman tells the story of Taranaki iwi who fought back against settlers and the confiscation of their lands with a programme of passive… Continue Reading “The Parihaka Woman – Witi Ihimaera”

The Whale Rider – Witi Ihimaera

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy Kahu Apirana is a 12-year-old Maori girl who wants to become the chief of her tribe, but must battle her great-grandfather to make herself heard. ♥ “Maori chief Koro Apirana is angered when his grandson’s wife gives birth… Continue Reading “The Whale Rider – Witi Ihimaera”