I worked as a teacher in the Pacific Islands for seven years. I love Pacific literature, art and music. You can find me on Facebook at Beth Montgomery Author. View my complete profile. Friday, June 15, Mutuwhenua by Patricia Grace. Mutuwhenua Penguin, Mutuwhenua is a Maori word that refers to the new moon or when the moon is sleeping. This novel is a kiwi classic because it was the first ever published novel by a Maori woman way back in It tells the story of Maori woman Ripeka who leaves her extended family to marry Graeme, a Pakeha schoolteacher. Central to the book is the belonging Ripeka feels for the land where she grew up and the sense that she can't be torn from it.
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Hibiscus Coast, Auckland, NZ. View Count: 4. Ping Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal. Large format page soft cover published in large print in good used condition. This is the story of Ripeka, who leaves her extended family and its traditional lifestyle to marry Graeme, a Pakeha schoolteacher. In the strange world of the city, Ripeka discovers that she cannot make the break with her whanau and that the old ways are too strong.
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Patricia Grace s first novel is a powerful, moving story of contrasts - between light and darkness, old and new, young and old, and Maori and Pakeha. Postage quoted applies to NZ only, but I will post to Australia - ask for details. I have an Australian bank account for direct payments or you can use PayNow or PayPal I will not be responsible for items lost in the post. I will however attempt to track any lost items, and will always have a return address on my parcels.
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