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Description - The Parihaka Woman by Witi Ihimaera

'There are . . . moments of tender beauty' - New Zealand Herald

A wonderfully surprising, inventive and deeply moving riff on fact and fiction, history, opera and imagination from one of New Zealand's finest and most memorable storytellers.
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.

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 during the 1870s and 1880s.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781869797294
ISBN-10: 1869797299
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Vintage New Zealand
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2011
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera was the first Maori to publish both a book of short stories and a novel, and since then has published many notable novels and collections of short stories. Described by Metro magazine as Part oracle, part memoralist, Ihimaera is an inspired voice, weaving many stories together , he has also written for stage and screen, edited books on the arts and culture, as well as published various works for children. His best-known novel is The Whale Rider, which was made into a hugely, internationally successful film in 2002. His novel Nights in the Garden of Spain was also made into a feature film, and was distributed internationally under the name of Kawa. The feature film White Lies was based on his novella Medicine Woman. His first book, Pounamu, Pounamu, has not been out of print in the 40 years since publication. He has also had careers in diplomacy, teaching, theatre, opera, film and television. He has received numerous awards, including the Wattie Book of the Year Award and the Montana Book Award, the inaugural Star of Oceania Award, University of Hawaii 2009, a laureate award from the New Zealand Arts Foundati

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