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Purakau: Maori Myths Retold by Maori Writers

Purakau: Maori Myths Retold by Maori Writers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Various Authors

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A lively, stimulating and engaging retelling of purakau - Maori myths - by contemporary Maori writers. Ka mua, ka muri . . .Ancient Maori creation myths, portrayals of larger-than-life heroes and tales of engrossing magical beings have endured through the ages. Some hail back to ...Hawaiki, some are firmly grounded in New Zealand and its landscape. Through countless generations, the stories have been reshaped and passed on. This new collection presents a wide range of traditional myths that have been retold by some of our best Maori wordsmiths. The writers have added their own creativity, perspectives and sometimes wonderfully unexpected twists, bringing new life and energy to these rich, spellbinding and significant taonga.Take a fresh look at Papatuanuku, a wild ride with Maui, a creepy encounter with Ruruhi-Kerepo, for these and many more mythical figures await you.Explore the past, from it shape the future . . .
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ISBN 9780143772965
Published NZ 7 May 2019
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143772965
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage New Zealand
Published 7 May 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Various Authors
Category Short Stories
Myths & Mythology
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code 398.0993
Weight 520g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Maori New Zealand people - Folklore, Tales - New Zealand, Maori New Zealand people, Tales, P ur akau
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade