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Witi Ihimaera könyvei a rukkolán


Witi Ihimaera - The ​Whale Rider
Eight-year-old ​Kahu craves her great-grandfather's love and attention. But he's focused on his duties as chief of Ngati Konohi in Whangara, on the East Coast - a tribe that claims descent from the legendary 'whale rider'. In every generation since the whale rider, a male has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir - there's only Kahu. She should be next in line for the title, but her great-grandfather is blinded by tradition and sees no use for a girl. Kahu will not be ignored. And in her struggle she has a unique ally: the whale rider himself, from whom she has inherited the ability to communicate with the whales.

Witi Ihimaera - Tangi
My ​mother was the Earth. My father was the Sky. They were Rangi tane and Papa tuanuku, the first parents, who clasped each other so tightly that there was no day. Their children were born into darkness... This is _Tangi_, a poetic drama in prose, about a young man and his father. This is _Tangi_, an account of death, but also an affirmation of life. This is _Tangi_, describing simply and sincerely, the Maori values placed on life; and on aroha, love and sympathy for each other. This is _Tangi_, a vivid expression of the village family unity of rural Maori life. This is _Tangi_, written in the hope that such a life, and the values of that life, will never be lost. This is _Tangi_, the first novel written by a Maori to be published. _Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai._

Witi Ihimaera - A ​bálnalovas
A ​nyolcéves Kahu semmire sem vágyik jobban, mint dédapja szeretetére. Az azonban a Whangarában élő, a monda szerint a legendás "bálnalovastól" származó Ngati Konohi törzs főnökeként csak a feladataival foglalkozik. Mivel nincs fiú örökös, Kahu, a kislány örökölhetné a "bálnalovas" címet, ám dédapja túl szigorúan ragaszkodva a tradícióhoz nem hajlandó a törzs hagyományainak folytatóját látni Kahuban. De Kahut nem lehet csak úgy félresöpörni. Küzdelmében egyedülálló szövetségesre talál: magára a bálnalovasra, akitől a bálnákkal való beszéd képességét örökölte.

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