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Posts Tagged ‘Gerry Coates’

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There are many ‘tā moko, tatau, tattoo’ books on the market that focus predominately on the finished artwork or its kaupapa, but few, if any, focus on the tattooist or kaitā who produce these works of art. It is refreshing to pick up a book solely dedicated to showcasing some of New Zealand’s leading skin artists.

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It’s hard to believe it has been 40 years since Witi burst onto the writing scene with his first collection of short stories. Yet with me in the midst of child-rearing, it hardly registered till later.

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A Savage Country: The Untold Story of New Zealand in the 1820s and more

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It’s a little unclear who the intended audience is for several recent books of essays by predominantly academic authors from Huia Publishers. The books are textbooks possibly, for while they all have interesting topics, they are not exactly bedside reading. This volume is entirely by Māori Massey University academic staff.

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Tā Mason Durie is one of Māoridom’s most cogent commentators, and a collection of some of his keynote addresses to conferences across New Zealand and the world from 2003 to 2010 is welcome, both as a reference and as a marker for Māori. His talks cover many fields from his primary field of health – particularly for Māori – to indigeneity, education and the Māori estate in its broadest scope. On all these topics he has many important and worthwhile things to say.

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