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By Kouka, Hone
"Its 1965 and a Mori family prepares a hngi to celebrate a birthday with their Pkeh guests. The family have recently left their ancestral home, Waiora, on the East Coast of the North Island, to a colder climate in the South. Rongo is feeling lost. She hasnt been able to sing sinc...e the move, but her tpuna are always close by.Waiora is a New Zealand theatre classic. It was first published in 1997 and has been performed locally and overseas and studied in schools and universities. This new edition includes updates from the playwright and a new foreword and study notes. Poignant and comedic, this play explores ideas of home and belonging."--Publisher information.Read more
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Three plays by young Maori writers. "Whatungarongaro" by He Ara Hou is a 1990 collective work. "Taku mangai" by Willie Davis is a lyrical solo piece distinguished by its subtle and evocative language. "Irirangi Bay" by Riwia Brown is a "risk taking" film noir for the stage which ...challenges the boundaries of Maori theatre. All are in English.Read more
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