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Witi Ihimaera

Autor de The Whale Rider

67+ Obras 2,475 Miembros 76 Reseñas 7 Preferidas

Sobre El Autor

Witi Ihimaera was born in Gisborne, New Zealand on February 7, 1944 into a Maori family of Mormons. After completing a B.A. in English, he worked as a journalist in New Zealand and started writing fiction. His first collection of short stories, Pounamu Pounamu, was published in 1972 and his first mostrar más novel, Tangi, was published in 1973. His other works include Whanau, The Matriarch, The Whale Rider, The Dream Swimmer, Sky Dancer, The Trowenna Sea, and The Parihaka Woman. In 1982 he coedited an anthology of Maori writing, Into the World of Light, and continues to be a champion of literature in English by Maoris. In 2015 his title's Maori Boy: A Memoir and White Lies made The New Zealand Best Seller List and in 2016 it won the New Zealand Award general nonfiction award. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Créditos de la imagen: Witi Ihimaera. Photo by Simon Birkenfeld (Manatū Taonga).


Obras de Witi Ihimaera

The Whale Rider (1987) 1,415 copias
The Matriarch (1986) 102 copias
Pounamu Pounamu (1972) 100 copias
The Uncle's Story (2000) 86 copias
Pūrākau: Māori Myths Retold by Māori Writers (2019) — Editor — 47 copias
Tangi (1973) 44 copias
The Parihaka Woman (2011) 40 copias
Sky Dancer (2003) 39 copias
The Dream Swimmer (1997) 24 copias
The Whale Rider [youth edition] (2005) — Autor — 23 copias
Ihimaera: His Best Stories (2003) 22 copias
Whanau (1974) 21 copias
Where's Waari? (2000) 17 copias
The Rope of Man (2005) 16 copias
Woman Far Walking (2000) 16 copias
The new net goes fishing (1977) 14 copias
The Trowenna sea : a novel (2009) 13 copias
Tangi & Whanau (1994) 12 copias
Growing up Māori (1998) 12 copias
This is New Zealand (1998) 11 copias
Whanau II (2004) 11 copias
White Lies (2013) 11 copias
Auckland : The city in literature (2003) — Editor — 10 copias
Dear Miss Mansfield (1989) 9 copias
The Little Kowhai Tree (2002) 9 copias
Maori 6 copias
Get on the Waka: Best Recent Maori Fiction (2007) — Editor — 6 copias
Band of Angels (2005) 5 copias
Te Ata: Maori Art from the East Coast, New Zealand (2002) — Contribuidor — 5 copias
Native Son (2019) 4 copias
The Legendary Land (1994) 4 copias
Beautiful New Zealand (1998) 4 copias
Beautiful South Island (1998) 3 copias
Mahana (2017) 3 copias
Land, sea & sky (1994) 2 copias
the astromancer (2022) 2 copias
Te Ao Marama volume 4 (1994) 2 copias
Out there : portraits of the Hero Parade (2001) — Autor — 1 copia
Nga Kupu Wero (2023) 1 copia
Le Patriarche (2020) 1 copia
Vaalaratsanik (2014) 1 copia
On Top Down Under (1998) 1 copia
The Matriarch 1 copia

Obras relacionadas

Whale Rider (Special Edition) (2002) — Contribuidor — 231 copias
The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 100 copias
Some Other Country: New Zealand's Best Short Stories (1984) — Contribuidor — 72 copias
The Picador Book of Contemporary New Zealand Fiction (1996) — Contribuidor — 32 copias
Without Reservation: Indigenous Erotica (2003) — Contribuidor — 25 copias
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuidor — 24 copias
The Flamingo Anthology of New Zealand Short Stories (2000) — Contribuidor — 21 copias
Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing (2000) — Contribuidor — 19 copias
Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English (2003) — Contribuidor — 13 copias


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ANZAC Author Challenge June 2015- Kim Scott & Witi Ihimaera en 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (julio 2015)


An evocative collection of short stories revolving around Māori traditions and values in a modern setting, told from various points of view in a small town. The pride and underlying love in community is at constant - and perhaps a losing - struggle with the slow disconnect of the young people to their culture as Pākehā influences overwhelm their lives. It presents the reality and evolution of indigenous cultures in today's world with matter-of-fact clarity, not pessimistically nor optimistically. Another great addition to Māori literature.… (más)
kitzyl | 4 reseñas más. | Jul 31, 2023 |
Maori chief Koro Apirana is an old man who feels his health and strength fading. He is desperate to have an heir of his own blood to pass on the things the next leader must know. But when his grandson produces the first child of the next generation, it is a disappointing girl. Koro vows to have nothing to do with her and to look outside his immediate family for the next heir.

The girl, Kahu, makes her great grandfather the center of her life and loves him like no other. She also has inherited some of the mystical Maori powers – apparently she can speak to the whales, echoing the Maori legend of Paikea who led his people to New Zealand on the back of a whale.

The story is told by Rawiri, Kahu’s uncle who is finding his own balance between the Maori traditions and the modern world. At one point he goes to work in Papua New Guinea, where, he finds that although the plantation owner’s son is his best friend, other dark-skinned people in the country are treated poorly.

The third set of characters are a pod of whales – we are inside the pod and hear their thoughts as they travel from the Antarctic northward to the fateful island of New Zealand.

This is much more than a children’s story, although it is often depicted as such. It’s a beautiful combination of the exquisitely sad and the beautiful with a strong element of humor thrown in (Go Nanny Flowers!) , which as the author says in an interview, is like “putting an arrow in the bum”(shooting someone with an arrow in the ass) to keep it from being too overwhelming to read.

5 stars with a few tears at the end.
… (más)
streamsong | 44 reseñas más. | Jul 23, 2023 |
Differs from the movie enough to keep you guessing, while still being just as charming.
grahzny | 44 reseñas más. | Jul 17, 2023 |
I have the same review for nearly every anthology: I loved some pieces and struggled with others. That's the joy in showcasing different voices and perspectives. I rate this so highly because I found each voice interesting, and because we as readers need it to exist. Pacific cultures are so often missing from conversations and awareness here, and without being at all an expert I find myself called on to provide basic knowledge. I'm happy to have more literature to recommend and another way to learn while I'm so far away.… (más)
Kiramke | Jun 27, 2023 |



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