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Pounamu Pounamu

(1970)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Pounamu Pounamu is classic Ihimaera. First published om 1972, it was immediately endorsed by Maori and Pakeha alike for its original stories that showed how important Maori identity is for all New Zealanders. As Katherine Mansfield did in her first collection In a German Pension (1911), and Janet Frame in The Lagoon (1951), Witi Ihimaera explores in Pounamu Pounamu what it is like to be a New Zealander - but from a Maori perspective. The seeds of Ihimaera's later works are first introduced in this ground-breaking collection: The Whale Rider in his story 'The Whale', The Rope of Man in 'Tangi', and the character of Simeon form Bulibasha, King of the Gypsies in 'One Summer Morning'; and the themes of aroha (love), whanaungatanga (kinship) and manaakitanga (supporting each other), which are so intergral to Ihimaera's work.

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

September 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Pounamu Pounamu
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-14-356713-6 / 978-0-14-356713-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin New Zealand
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Paperback Editions

2010 : UK Paperback

Title: Pounamu Pounamu
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-14-320598-6 / 978-0-14-320598-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group New Zealand, Lim
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October 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pounamu Pounamu
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-14-301091-3 / 978-0-14-301091-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
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July 2003 : New Zealand Paperback
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Title: Pounamu Pounamu
Author(s): WITI IHIMAERA
ISBN: 1-877348-02-3 / 978-1-877348-02-0 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Reed New Zealand
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1900 : New Zealand Paperback

Title: Pounamu Pounamu
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-86863-675-4 / 978-0-86863-675-7 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Heinemann
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pounamu Pounamu (Anniv Ed)
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
Publisher: NZ ePenguin
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