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Witi Ihimaera

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About the Author

Witi Ihimaera was born in Gisborne, New Zealand on February 7, 1944 into a Maori family of Mormons. After completing a B.A. in English, he worked as a journalist in New Zealand and started writing fiction. His first collection of short stories, Pounamu Pounamu, was published in 1972 and his first näytä lisää novel, Tangi, was published in 1973. His other works include Whanau, The Matriarch, The Whale Rider, The Dream Swimmer, Sky Dancer, The Trowenna Sea, and The Parihaka Woman. In 1982 he coedited an anthology of Maori writing, Into the World of Light, and continues to be a champion of literature in English by Maoris. In 2015 his title's Maori Boy: A Memoir and White Lies made The New Zealand Best Seller List and in 2016 it won the New Zealand Award general nonfiction award. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Image credit: Witi Ihimaera. Photo by Simon Birkenfeld (Manatū Taonga).


Tekijän teokset

Valasratsastaja (1987) 1,385 kappaletta
Pounamu Pounamu (1972) 97 kappaletta
The Matriarch (1986) 96 kappaletta
Bulibasha King of the Gypsies (1994) 86 kappaletta
The Uncle's Story (2000) 84 kappaletta
Nights in the Gardens of Spain (1995) 55 kappaletta
Tangi (1973) 41 kappaletta
Sky Dancer (2003) 39 kappaletta
The Parihaka Woman (2011) 39 kappaletta
Pūrākau: Māori Myths Retold by Māori Writers (2019) — Toimittaja — 38 kappaletta
Black Marks on the White Page (2017) 26 kappaletta
The Dream Swimmer (1997) 24 kappaletta
Māori Boy: A Memoir of Childhood (2014) 23 kappaletta
Ihimaera: His Best Stories (2003) 20 kappaletta
Whanau (1974) 20 kappaletta
The Whale Rider [youth edition] (2005) — Tekijä — 20 kappaletta
Where's Waari? (2000) 17 kappaletta
Woman Far Walking (2000) 16 kappaletta
The Rope of Man (2005) 15 kappaletta
The new net goes fishing (1977) 12 kappaletta
Tangi & Whanau (1994) 12 kappaletta
The Trowenna sea : a novel (2009) 12 kappaletta
Whanau II (2004) 11 kappaletta
Growing up Māori (1998) 11 kappaletta
Auckland : The city in literature (2003) — Toimittaja — 10 kappaletta
White Lies (2013) 10 kappaletta
This is New Zealand (1998) 10 kappaletta
Into the world of light : an anthology of Maori writing (1982) — Toimittaja — 8 kappaletta
The Little Kowhai Tree (2002) 8 kappaletta
Dear Miss Mansfield (1989) 8 kappaletta
The thrill of falling: stories (2012) 8 kappaletta
Mataora The Living Face: Contemporary Maori Artists (1996) — Toimittaja — 7 kappaletta
Ask the Posts of the House (2007) 6 kappaletta
Maori 6 kappaletta
Get on the Waka: Best Recent Maori Fiction (2007) — Toimittaja — 6 kappaletta
Te Ata: Maori Art from the East Coast, New Zealand (2002) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Band of Angels (2005) 5 kappaletta
Beautiful New Zealand (1998) 4 kappaletta
Native Son (2019) 4 kappaletta
Te ao marama: Regaining Aotearoa : Maori writers speak out (1993) — Toimittaja — 4 kappaletta
The Legendary Land (1994) 4 kappaletta
Mahana (2017) 3 kappaletta
Beautiful South Island (1998) 3 kappaletta
Te Ao Marama volume 4 (1994) 2 kappaletta
Land, sea & sky (1994) 2 kappaletta
Out there : portraits of the Hero Parade (2001) — Tekijä — 1 kappale
On Top Down Under (1998) 1 kappale
Le Patriarche (2020) 1 kappale
Vaalaratsanik (2014) 1 kappale
The Matriarch 1 kappale

Associated Works

Whale Rider [2002 film] (2002) — Avustaja — 222 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories (1997) — Avustaja — 99 kappaletta
Some Other Country: New Zealand's Best Short Stories (1984) — Avustaja — 71 kappaletta
The Picador Book of Contemporary New Zealand Fiction (1996) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
Without Reservation: Indigenous Erotica (2003) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
One World of Literature (1992) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
The Flamingo Anthology of New Zealand Short Stories (2000) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing (2000) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English (2003) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta

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ANZAC Author Challenge June 2015- Kim Scott & Witi Ihimaera, 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (heinäkuu 2015)


An evocative collection of short stories revolving around Māori traditions and values in a modern setting, told from various points of view in a small town. The pride and underlying love in community is at constant - and perhaps a losing - struggle with the slow disconnect of the young people to their culture as Pākehā influences overwhelm their lives. It presents the reality and evolution of indigenous cultures in today's world with matter-of-fact clarity, not pessimistically nor optimistically. Another great addition to Māori literature.… (lisätietoja)
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kitzyl | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 31, 2023 |
Maori chief Koro Apirana is an old man who feels his health and strength fading. He is desperate to have an heir of his own blood to pass on the things the next leader must know. But when his grandson produces the first child of the next generation, it is a disappointing girl. Koro vows to have nothing to do with her and to look outside his immediate family for the next heir.

The girl, Kahu, makes her great grandfather the center of her life and loves him like no other. She also has inherited some of the mystical Maori powers – apparently she can speak to the whales, echoing the Maori legend of Paikea who led his people to New Zealand on the back of a whale.

The story is told by Rawiri, Kahu’s uncle who is finding his own balance between the Maori traditions and the modern world. At one point he goes to work in Papua New Guinea, where, he finds that although the plantation owner’s son is his best friend, other dark-skinned people in the country are treated poorly.

The third set of characters are a pod of whales – we are inside the pod and hear their thoughts as they travel from the Antarctic northward to the fateful island of New Zealand.

This is much more than a children’s story, although it is often depicted as such. It’s a beautiful combination of the exquisitely sad and the beautiful with a strong element of humor thrown in (Go Nanny Flowers!) , which as the author says in an interview, is like “putting an arrow in the bum”(shooting someone with an arrow in the ass) to keep it from being too overwhelming to read.

5 stars with a few tears at the end.
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streamsong | 44 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 23, 2023 |
Differs from the movie enough to keep you guessing, while still being just as charming.
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grahzny | 44 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 17, 2023 |
I have the same review for nearly every anthology: I loved some pieces and struggled with others. That's the joy in showcasing different voices and perspectives. I rate this so highly because I found each voice interesting, and because we as readers need it to exist. Pacific cultures are so often missing from conversations and awareness here, and without being at all an expert I find myself called on to provide basic knowledge. I'm happy to have more literature to recommend and another way to learn while I'm so far away.… (lisätietoja)
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Kiramke | Jun 27, 2023 |



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