Alan Duff

Alan Duff

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alan Duff is a New Zealand novelist and newspaper columnist, most well known as the author of Once Were Warriors. Son of Gowan Duff - a scientist - and Kuia Hinau, and grandson of writer Oliver Duff, he was born and raised in a State housing area in Rotorua, New Zealand. His parents separated when he was 10, and Duff moved in with a M ori uncle and aunt at Whakarewarewa. He was expelled from his school Rotorua Boys' High School and ran away from home, ending up as a State ward at Hamilton Boys' Home. Later he lived with another uncle, anthropologist Roger Duff, and went back to school at Christchurch Boys' High School. At 15 he was sentenced to a term in Waikeria Borstal for assault and breaking and entering. Later he worked as an installer of sheet metal insulation and sang in a band. After numerous convictions for petty offences, Duff went to London. He has said this is where he "messed up but grew up"show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136682419
  • 9786136682419