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In a small coastal community threatened by developers who would ravage their lands it is a time of fear and confusion - and growing anger. The prophet child Tokowaru-i-te-Marama shares his people's struggles against bulldozers and fast money talk.
Based on a true story. Auckland, June 1886. Ngati Wai chief Paratene Te Manu spends long sessions, over three long days, having his portrait painted by the famed Bohemian painter Gottfried Lindauer.
First published in 1972, Pounamu Pounamu introduced an exciting new voice into New Zealand literature. Most of Witi Ihimaera's stories describe a traditional rural, communal way of life facing huge pressures from the drift by many Māori to cities.
Get on the Waka is an energetic collection of fiction writing by Māori since 2000, selected and with an introduction by Witi Ihimaera. It showcases works from established writers, most of whom have won recognition in New Zealand and overseas.
Sweeping from New Mexico's desert to Auckland's wild west coast beaches, from the bloodied jungles of Vietnam to the dry valleys of Antarctica. This book tells the powerful, unnerving story of three generations of a family scarred by war.
At the Heart of Hiruharama takes us on a journey where the boundaries between past and present are not just blurred - they're broken.
Three brothers, a war and secrets. Some years later, a niece and nephew come looking for answers. It is time for revelations.
Nikki is an urban office worker in her mid-20s. Her brother Joshua has been alternately beguiled, troubled and tormented since childhood by visions of `people-faces', visions entwined with Northland and the dolphin that swim in the surrounding seas.
Constant Spry is summoned home by her grandmother, the irrepressible Mrs Algebra Spry. Accompanied by Nanny Smack, the ghost who crotchets tomorrow's sky, Connie journeys south to Goshen - a crossroads caught between the mountain and the sea.
Kerewin is a despairing part-Maori artist who is convinced that her solitary life is the only way to face the world. Her cocoon is rudely blown away by the sudden arrival of Simon, a mute six-year-old whose past seems to hold terrible trauma.
When January's obsession with a married man begins to jeopardise her emotional stability she decides to risk it all and respond to a mysterious card.
Glimpsing what goes on behind closed doors, Tawhai provides a snapshot of New Zealand subcultures, exploring what people filter out, what they let into their consciousness, and how everyone enters the illusion of the world through different paths.
Beneath a range of mountains lies the rural town of Waitapu. Here, sisters Ruby and Rowena reconnect, Mereata feels her tipuna like a breath on the back of her neck and Harriet goes missing from the rest home.
All the world's a stage, especially when you're a living exhibit. But anything can happen to a young New Zealander on the savage streets of Victorian London.
Mack is a larger-than-life street philosopher and Puti's a former gang member looking for something more. Together, they're at the bottom of the heap.
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