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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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    9781742532554

    March 28, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

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Also by Witi Ihimaera

Sleeps Standing
Black Marks on the White Page
Bulibasha Film Tie-In
Maori Boy
White Lies
I've Been Thinking About You, Sister
The Thrill of Falling
The Parihaka Woman
Nights in the Gardens of Spain
His Best Stories
The Matriarch
Pounamu Pounamu
The Whale Rider
Sky Dancer
The Dream Swimmer
The Uncle's Story
Uncle's Story
Bulibasha

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Voyager
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Swing Time
Tiger Men
The Bear and The Nightingale
Breath
Ready Player One
A Long Way from Home
The Light Between Oceans
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
The Trip of a Lifetime
Nineteen Eighty-Four