Tu: He Pakimaero

Maori Language Edition: $29.00
ISBN-13: 9781775500421
Published: January 2013
Paperback: $19.00
ISBN-13: 9780824829278
Published: December 2004

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366 pages
  • About the Book
  • In this Māori translation of the Kiriyama Prize Notable Book, acclaimed Māori novelist Patricia Grace visits the often terrifying and complex world faced by men of the Maori Battalion in Italy during World War II. Tu is proud of his name—the Māori god of war. But for the returned soldier there's a shadow over his own war experience in Italy. Three brothers went to war, but only one returned—Tu is the sole survivor.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Patricia Grace, Author

      Patricia Grace is the first Maori woman to publish a collection of short stories (1975). Since then she has published three other short story collections, three award-winning novels, and several children's books. Her novel Dogside Story (UH Press edition, 2002) won the 2001 Kiriyama Prize for fiction. She is widely anthologized and translated into more than eight languages, and is considered not only one of the finest writers in New Zealand and the Pacific, but one of the most important writers of the post-colonial novel in English in the world today.
    • Te Ohorere Kaa, Translator

    • Te Ohorere Kaa, Translator

    • Wiremu Kaa, Translator

    • Wiremu Kaa, Translator

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