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Maori Boy : A Memoir of Childhood

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This is the first volume of Witi Ihimaera's enthralling memoir, packed with stories from the formative years of this much-loved writer. b> iti Ihimaera is a consummate storyteller one critic calling him one of our finest and most memorable . Some of his best stories, however, are about his own life. This honest, stirring work tells of the family and community into which Ihimaera was born, of his early life in rural New Zealand, of family secrets, of facing anguish and challenges, and of laughter and love. As Ihimaera recounts the myths that formed his early imagination, he also reveals the experiences from real life that wriggled into his fiction. Alive with an inventive, stimulating narrative and vividly portrayed relatives, this memoir is engrossing, entertaining and moving, but, more than this, it is also a vital record of what it means to grow up Maori. b>
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 155 x 232 x 31mm | 582g
  • Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • Vintage New Zealand
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1869797264
  • 9781869797263
  • 45,615

About Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera was the first Maori to publish both a book of short stories and a novel, and since then has published many notable novels and collections of short stories. Described by Metro magazine as Part oracle, part memoralist, Ihimaera is an inspired voice, weaving many stories together , he has also written for stage and screen, edited books on the arts and culture, as well as published various works for children. His best-known novel is The Whale Rider, which was made into a hugely, internationally successful film in 2002. His novel Nights in the Garden of Spain was also made into a feature film, and was distributed internationally under the name of Kawa. The feature film White Lies was based on his novella Medicine Woman. His first book, Pounamu, Pounamu, has not been out of print in the 40 years since publication. He has also had careers in diplomacy, teaching, theatre, opera, film and television. He has received numerous awards, including the Wattie Book of the Year Award and the Montana Book Award, the inaugural Star of Oceania Award, University of Hawaii 2009, a laureate award from the New Zealand Arts Foundati
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