Pounamu Pounamu (Anniv Ed)

Author: Witi Ihimaera

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1742532551

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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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 one 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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Die magische Geschichte vom Mädchen, das den Wal ritt

Author: Witi Ihimaera

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688109341

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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Ein Mädchen lebt die Legende. Eine Herde Wale strandet an der Küste Neuseelands. Koro Apirana, der Stammesführer der Maori, ist verzweifelt. Er glaubt an ein Zeichen. Jahrtausendelang war die Beziehung seines Volkes zu den Walen tief und ehrfurchtsvoll, denn der Sage nach ritt einst der Urvater auf dem Rücken eines mächtigen Wals an Land. Wer kann die heiligen Tiere retten und Koros Volk Stärke und Stolz zurückgeben? Niemand denkt an Kahu, seine Enkelin, die das Leid der Wale nicht länger erträgt ... Ein magisches, weises Buch über die Verbundenheit von Mensch und Tier, die Leben spendende Kraft der Tradition und über ein junges Mädchen, das neue Hoffnung in ihre Welt bringt.
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Imagining Ageing

Representations of Age and Ageing in Anglophone Literatures

Author: Carmen Concilio

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839444268

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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What do literary texts tell us about growing old? The essays in this volume introduce and explore representations of ageing and old age in canonical works of English and postcolonial literature. The contributors examine texts by William Shakespeare, Daniel Defoe, Julian Barnes, Thomas Kinsella, Seamus Heaney, J.M. Coetzee, Alice Munro, Witi Ihimaera and Patricia Grace and, together with a medical study, they suggest solutions to the challenges arising from the current demographic change brought about by ageing Western populations.
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Mr. Gum und der Mürbekeksmilliardär

Author: Andy Stanton

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733600924

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

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Polly, die tapfere Gegenspielerin von Mr Gum, lernt Björn Schneyder kennen, einen nur 15,24 cm großen und wahnsinnig reichen Lebkuchenmann. Björn ist neu in der Stadt. Mit seinem ungeheuren Reichtum will er sich Freunde kaufen und schmeißt für alle Leute eine Riesenparty, inklusive Helikopterrundflug und Rummelplatzgeräten. So viel Geld ruft natürlich den bösen Mr Gum auf den Plan. Gemeinsam mit seinem Kumpan, dem Metzger, will er den reichen Kuchenmann bestehlen. Glücklicherweise ist Polly zur Stelle, um ihrem neuen Freund zu helfen.
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The Rope of Man

Author: Witi Ihimaera

Publisher: Raupo

ISBN: 9780790008943

Category: Families

Page: 325

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THE ROPE OF MAN is two books in one. The first book, TANGI, is set in 1973 and focuses on Tama Mahana, a young 20-year old newspaper reporter working in Wellington, as he attends his father's funeral in Waituhi. The second book, THE RETURN is a sequel, set in 2005; Tama Mahana, now 52, is living in London and is a successful TV anchorman of an international news show. This time it is his mother, Huia, who is dying, and as Tama travels back to New Zealand he realises that both he and his mother are powerless to prevent the secret that they have been harbouring for the last 32 years from blowing their family apart. Epic in scope, THE ROPE OF MAN is a story of love, loss and redemption. It is also a triumphant extension to Witi Ihimaera's exploration of Maori identity - but, this time, on a world stage. Engaging, passionate and lyrical, the novel is pure Ihimaera - blending dramatic flair and humour. It is bound to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.
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Correlation papers

the Newark system

Author: Israel Cook Russell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology, Stratigraphic

Page: 344

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Whanau II

Author: Witi Tame Ihimaera

Publisher: Raupo

ISBN: 9780790008936

Category: Maori (New Zealand people)

Page: 232

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As soon as she saw it, Miro Mananui knew what it was. An owl, its cryptic colours flaring with the dawn. Who has the owl come for? Whose name has it cried out to Miro Mananui the Matua of the village of Waituhi? In Whanau II, many lives and many stories intersect. The passionate Mattie Jones bears a horrifying secret; Tama Mananui makes the most of an arranged marriage with a woman twenty years older; Nani Paora holds the key to the past and a history filled with bloodshed; and his grandson Pene may well be the key to the future. Pita Mahana's attempts to reinstate the past set in train events that lead to the return of the owl for its victim. At the heart of the novel is Miro Mananuit herself, the Matua, holder of the power of life and death. Whanau II represents an unprecedented return by a contemporary novelist to the characters he first wrote about thirty years ago. Fuelled by passion , politics, psychic power and the search for truth, it reveals a mature writer at the height of his powers.
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Author: Alan Duff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293204287


Page: 311

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Greenstone Belts

Author: Maarten J. De Wit

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Law

Page: 809

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This book is the first comprehensive compilation of data and ideas relating to the origin, evolution, and significance of the world's greenstone belts, and includes contributions from over 100 experts. In the first of two parts, reviews are presented on broad topics relating to the geology of greenstone belts and their surroundings, covering mainly post-1980 research. These include: historical, sedimentologic, volcanic, structural, metamorphic, metallogenic, and thermal aspects; summaries of mafic/ultramafic magnetism, strain, fluids, geophysics and deep structures; relations with associated granitoids, tectonic evolution, and geochronology; and field relationships. The second part takes a more focused look at the geology of specific cratons and individual greenstone belts worldwide, including Archaean, Proterozoic, and Phanerozoic examples. Detailed geologic maps on large and small scales, extensive tabulations of data, and short written summaries of the salient features are included for all belts. The book will be a valuable reference tool for academic and industrial researchers, students, explorationists, and anyone interested in the evolution of Earth processes over geologic time.
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Author: Arthur Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895611483


Page: 529

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New Zealand Books in Print

Author: Bowker,Thorpe, D. W., Staff,D W Staff Thorpe

Publisher: Bowker-Saur

ISBN: 9781864520163

Category: History

Page: 450

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More than 20,000 titles from New Zealand & the surrounding Pacific Islands can be located by title, publisher, & subject in this key resource. Also serving as a comprehensive directory to the region's publishing & bookselling industry, NEW ZEALAND BOOKS IN PRINT lists book, video, & audiocassette distributors; book trade associations; literary awards; agents; booksellers; libraries; & others. From D.W. Thorpe.
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Die Farbe der Träume


Author: Rose Tremain

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 345877470X

Category: Fiction

Page: 459

View: 9342

Ein Neuanfang soll es werden, als Harriet mit ihrem Mann Joseph im 19. Jahrhundert von England nach Neuseeland auswandert. Aber die erhoffte Liebe bleibt aus, genauso wie der Wohlstand, den sie sich erträumten. Als Joseph dem Goldfieber verfällt, bricht er Hals über Kopf auf und läßt seine Frau allein zurück. Doch Harriet gibt nicht auf und nimmt ihr Schicksal selbst in die Hand. Voller Abenteuerlust und Freiheitsdrang reist sie ihrem eigenen Traum entgegen ...
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Der Windesser Te Kaihau


Author: Keri Hulme

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596111763


Page: 255

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