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A Conversation With My Country
  

A Conversation With My Country (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

Read by Duff, Alan

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Following Once Were Warriors, Alan Duff wrote Maori: The Crisis and the Challenge. His controversial comments shook the country. A quarter of a century later, New Zealand and Maoridom are in a very different place. And so is Alan - he has published many more books, had two films ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780655632344
Release Date 1 November 2019 by Bolinda Publishing
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9780655632344
ISBN-10 0655632344
Stock Release date is 1 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Imprint Bolinda Audio Books
Release Date 1 November 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) Read by Duff, Alan
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Biography & Autobiography: General
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Following Once Were Warriors, Alan Duff wrote Maori: The Crisis and the Challenge. His controversial comments shook the country. A quarter of a century later, New Zealand and Maoridom are in a very different place. And so is Alan - he has published many more books, had two films made of his works, founded the Duffy Books in Homes literacy programme and endured 'some less inspiring moments, including bankruptcy'. Returned from living in France, he views his country with fresh eyes, as it is now: homing in on the crises in parenting, our prisons, education and welfare systems, and a growing culture of entitlement that entraps Pakeha and Maori alike. Never one to shy away from being a whetstone on which others can sharpen their own opinions, Alan tells it how he sees it.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Duff's examination of contemporary New Zealand is a personal one ... With statistical and anecdotal back-up, Duff makes his case, often a damning one, against the worst of Pakeha and Maori society ... there is no doubt that A Conversation continues a necessary dialogue.' -- Sunday Star Times '... a characteristically thoughtful and constructive look at the pockets of pathological behaviours our welfare state has nurtured for decades.' -- Dr Bryce Wilkinson, National Business Review '[A Conversation With My Country] is part memoir, part provocative debate, and part firmly stated advice on how the various peoples of NZ, whatever their origins, colour, race or background should behave ... As he always is, Duff is as honest about himself as he is about others.' -- Graeme Barrow, Manawatu Guardian

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Author's Bio

Alan Duff was born in 1950 and lives with his wife and four children in Havelock North, New Zealand. He is best known for his 1990 novel, Once Were Warriors, later made into a critically acclaimed feature film. He has since written two sequels, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1996) and Jake's Long Shadow (2002). He has also written a work of non-fiction; Maori: The Crisis and the Challenge. Alan Duff was born in 1950 and lives with his wife and four children in Havelock North, New Zealand. He is best known for his 1990 novel, Once Were Warriors, later made into a critically acclaimed feature film. He has since written two sequels, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1996) and Jake's Long Shadow (2002). He has also written a work of non-fiction; Maori: The Crisis and the Challenge.

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