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              Books by Witi Ihimaera

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              Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths
                

              Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths (Hardback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $45.00
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              • Pub Date
                20 Oct 20

              From master storyteller Witi Ihimaera, a spellbinding and provocative retelling of traditional Maori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of the Maori people through their creation myths. He follows Tawhaki up the vines into th...e firmament, Hine-titama down into the land of the dead, Maui to the ends of the earth, and the giants and turehu who sailed across the ocean to our shores . . . From Hawaiki to Aotearoa, the ancient navigators brought their myths, while looking to the stars - bright with gods, ancestors and stories - to guide the way. 'Step through the gateway now to stories that are as relevant today as they ever were.'
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              ISBN 9780143774990
              Published NZ 20 Oct 2020
              Publisher Random House
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              Te Kaieke Tohora
                

              Te Kaieke Tohora (Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 20

              Whakamiharo ana tera te tirohanga atu ki a ia, ki te kaieke tohora. I rere atu te wai i a ia, ka hamama tona waha kia taea ai te hau makariri te kupa iho. Ko ana karu e kohara ana i te ahurei. Korekoreko katoa ana te tinana i te rehu taimana. I runga i taua taniwha ano nei he tek...oteko paku kua whakairotia, e tino haura ana, e koratarata ana, e tu torotika ana. Ano nei na tona tino kaha, e to ake ana ia i te tohora ki te rangi . . . Ko Kahutia-te-rangi te kaieke tohora, te tipuna o nga iwi o Te Tai Rawhiti. I haere mai ia i Hawaiki, te kainga o nga Tawhito, ki te tai rawhiti o Aotearoa. No muri mai ko Kahu, te matamua o nga mokopuna tuarua a te whanau. I arohaina ia e ona whanaunga katoa engari ko tera i tino pirangi ia kia aroha atu, kaore i aroha atu - ara, ko tona tipuna tane tuarua. Kua rongo au i a Kui Putiputi e tiwe ana i te hau, 'E Kahu!' I te toia iho au e oku putu. Me tu rawa au ka wetewete. I moumou noa iho te wa ki tenei mahi engari he pai ake tera i te toromi. Riro atu ana nga putu i nga au pioi. Ka titiro ake au. I te kimi au i hea ke ra a Kahu. I hikitia ake au e nga ngaru ka tuku iho ano. Ka tiwaha atu au, 'E Kahu, kaua.' Kua tae ke atu ia ki te tohora, a, e pupuri ana i te kauwae. Mama noa iho te huri mai i te ao purakau ki te ao tuturu, mai i te whakatangi ki te whakakata. Ko tenei pukapuka ko Te Kaieke Tohora ka whakamanaru i te kaipanui ahakoa pehea te pakeke.
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              ISBN 9780143774167
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              Language (Maori)
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              White Lies
                

              White Lies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $36.99
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              From the author of The Whale Rider, an intriguing novella about the nature of identity, together with its screenplay and many extras. A medicine woman a giver of life is asked to hide a secret that may protect a position in society, but could have fatal consequences. She is the h...ealer and midwife of her rural tribe, but new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers. When she is approached by the servant of a wealthy woman, who seeks her assistance, three very different women become players in a head-on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation. Newly rewritten, this novella, along with its screenplay and notes by the author, producer and director, as well as stills from the accompanying film, offers a rich and intriguing package.
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              ISBN 9781775533061
              Published NZ 7 Jun 2013
              Publisher Random House
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              The Parihaka Woman
                

              The Parihaka Woman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              There has never been a New Zealand novel quite like The Parihaka Woman. Richly imaginative and original, weaving together fact and fiction, it sets the remarkable story of Erenora against the historical background of the turbulent and compelling events that occurred in Parihaka d...uring the 1870s and 1880s. Parihaka is the place Erenora calls home, a peaceful Taranaki settlement overcome by war and land confiscation. As her world is threatened, Erenora must find within herself the strength, courage and ingenuity to protect those whom she loves. And, like a Shakespearean heroine, she must change herself before she can take up her greatest challenge and save her exiled husband, Horitana. Surprising, inventive and deeply moving, The Parihaka Woman confirms Witi Ihimaera as one of New Zealand's finest and most memorable storytellers. Always surprising and inventive, THE PARIHAKA WOMAN reveals a working writer constantly extending his range and humanity, continuing his exploration into the history of New Zealand and working at its intersections with fiction. It affirms Ihimaera's place in New Zealand literature as one of our finest technicians and storytellers.
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              ISBN 9781869797294
              Published NZ 7 Oct 2011
              Publisher Random House
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              Bulibasha Film Tie-In
               

              Bulibasha Film Tie-In (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              "Caught in the middle of the struggle between two great Maori clans, Simeon, grandson of Bulibasha and Ramona, struggles with his own feelings and loyalties as the battles rage"--Publisher information.

              ISBN 9780143573678
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2016
              Publisher Penguin
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              Pounamu Pounamu
                

              Pounamu Pounamu (Hardback, 40th Anniversary ed.)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              This anniversary edition of Witi Ihimaera's Pounamu, Pounamu celebrates the 40th year in print of one of New Zealand's most seminal works of fiction. When Pounamu, Pounamu was published in 1972, it was a landmark occasion for New Zealand literature in many ways. It was the first ...work of fiction published by a Maori writer, it was the first collection of short stories that looked at contemporary Maori life and it launched the career of on of New Zealand's best-known authors. The Pounamu, Pounamu 40th Anniversary Edition is a beautiful hardback collector's volume. It features a foreword by Dame Fiona Kidman and a commentary by Witi Ihimaera on each of the stories. In these author's notes Witi looks back to events from his own childhood that inspired Pounamu, Pounamu and the experience of writing and launching the book as a young man in the early '70s.
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              ISBN 9780143567134
              Published NZ 23 Mar 2012
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Thrill of Falling: Stories
                 

              The Thrill of Falling: Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              In The Thrill of Falling, Witi Ihimaera continues his exploration of the novella and the long story begun in his last collection, Ask The Posts of the House (2007) with a new set of intriguing narratives: urban fiction in 'Maggie Dawn'; contemporary comedy in 'We'll Always Have P...aris'; the science fiction novella in 'Purity of Ice'; the new genre of conservation fiction in 'Orbis Terrarium'; the different ways of telling history in the title story; and an adaptation into novella, 'One More Night', of Albert Belz's play, Whero's New Net, which itself was adapted from stories in Ihimaera's second short story collection, The New Net Goes Fishing (1976). The ideas continue to affirm Ihimaera's place in New Zealand literature as one of our finest storytellers.
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              ISBN 9781869799205
              Published NZ 6 Jul 2012
              Publisher Random House
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              Nights in the Gardens of Spain
                

              Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Paperback, 4th New edition)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              David Munro has everything, a beautiful wife, two adoring daughters, a first class job and a circle of devoted friends. He also has another life, lived mainly at night and frequently in what he comes to know as 'the Gardens of Spain' where gay and bisexual men meet. This is the s...tory of his two lives.
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              ISBN 9780143203940
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2010
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              The Dream Swimmer
                

              The Dream Swimmer (Paperback, New edition)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              The Dream Swimmer, sequel to the award-winning The Matriarch, continues the odyssey of Tama Mahana, grandson and heir to the matriarch, as he assumes the mantle of leadership and, with it, his grandmother's battles with the Pakeha. But at every step Tama is thwarted - by deceptio...n and intrigue, and by the woman whose destiny has intersected Riripeti's and his. She is the enigmatic Tiana, his mother, the woman of no account. Ihimaera continues to dazzle as he negotiates this story of great breadth and breathtaking climaxes, combining the heart of his early work with the deft experimentalism of his more recent novels and short stories. At once an incisive character study and a deeply moving family saga, The Dream Swimmer is sure to enchant and delight.
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              ISBN 9780143011217
              Published NZ 2 Mar 2009
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              The Matriarch
                 

              The Matriarch (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              The matriarch is a woman of intelligence, wit, beauty and ruthlessness, and has become a mythical figure through her fight to repossess the land and sustain her people against the ravages wrought by the Pakeha. Priestess of the Ringatu faith, she has been virtually a law unto her...self. In his search for the truth behind the legends surrounding the matriarch, his grandmother, Tama Mahana delves deeper and deeper into Maori history and lore to understand the mysterious sources of her power and ambition. Witi Ihimaera's prose is at turns lyrical and spare, sensuous and savage. Weaving fact with fiction, this remarkable odyssey into New Zealand history is a novel of stunning imaginative power.
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              ISBN 9780143010920
              Published NZ 30 Jan 2009
              Publisher Penguin
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