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Pūrākau - Māori Myths Retold by Māori Writers | Edited by Witi Ihimaera and Whiti Hereaka

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This new collection presents a wide range of traditional myths that have been retold by some of our best Māori wordsmiths. Ancient Māori creation myths, portrayals of larger-than-life heroes, and tales of engrossing magical beings have endured through the ages. Some hail back to Hawaiki, some are firmly grounded in New Zealand and its landscape. Through countless generations, the stories have been reshaped and passed on.

 

Ranginui, Papatūānuku, Māui, Tawhaki . . . our enduring stories retold.

A lively, stimulating and engaging retelling of pūrākau - Māori myths - by contemporary Māori writers.

Ka mua, ka muri . . .

Ancient Māori creation myths, portrayals of larger-than-life heroes and tales of engrossing magical beings have endured through the ages. Some hail back to Hawaiki, some are firmly grounded in New Zealand and its landscape. Through countless generations, the stories have been reshaped and passed on. This new collection presents a wide range of traditional myths that have been retold by some of our best Māori wordsmiths. The writers have added their own creativity, perspectives and sometimes wonderfully unexpected twists, bringing new life and energy to these rich, spellbinding and significant taonga.

Take a fresh look at Papatūānuku, a wild ride with Māui, or have a creepy encounter with Rūruhi - kerepō, for these and many more mythical figures await you.

Explore the past, from it shape the future . . .

The contributors are: Jacqueline Carter, David Geary, Patricia Grace, Briar Grace-Smith, Whiti Hereaka, Keri Hulme, Witi Ihimaera, Kelly Joseph, Hemi, Kelly, Nic Low, Tina Makereti, Kelly Ana Morey, Paula Morris, Frazer Rangihuna, Renee, Robert Sullivan, Apirana Taylor, Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, Clayton Te Kohe, Hone Tuwhare, Briar Wood.

ISBN: 9780143772965
Size: 23.4 x 15.5 x 3.6 cm
Page: 400
Format: Softback

ISBN: 9780143772965
Size: 23.4 x 15.5 x 3.6 cm
Page: 400
Format: Softback

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