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Purakau: Maori Myths Retold by Maori Writers

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Purakau: Maori Myths Retold by Maori Writers

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A lively, stimulating and engaging retelling of purakau - Maori myths - by contemporary Maori writers.
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A lively, stimulating and engaging retelling of purakau - Maori myths - by contemporary Maori writers. Ka mua, ka muri... Ancient Maori 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 Maori 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 Papatuanuku, a wild ride with Maui, or have a creepy encounter with Ruruhi-Kerepo, for these and many more mythical figures await you. Explore the past, from it shape the future.
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 07/05/2019
  • Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • Country of Origin: New Zealand
  • Pages: 400
  • Dimensions (mm): 234x155x36mm
  • Weight: 480g
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 07/05/2019
  • Author:Various Authors

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