Pūrākau : Māori myths retold by Māori writers / edited by Witi Ihimaera and Whiti Hereaka.

Contributor(s): Ihimaera, Witi Tame, 1944- [author,, editor.] | Hereaka, Whiti [author,, editor.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: [Auckland] : Penguin Random House New Zealand, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN: 9780143772965; 0143772961Subject(s): Māori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore | Tales -- New Zealand | Pūrākau | Kōrero neheDDC classification: 398.208999442
Contents:
James Ormsby decodes his tokotoko form -- Introduction / Witi Ihimaera & Whiti Hereaka Prologue / Whiti Hereaka -- Part one: Creation. Te Pō / Patricia Grace -- We, who live in darkness / Hone Tuwhare -- Papatūānuku / Whiti Hereaka -- Skin and bones / Tina Makereti -- Hine-ahu-one / Patricia Grace -- Hine-tītama: Ask the posts of the house / Witi Ihimaera -- Part two: The ancestors. Headnote to a Māui tale / Keri Hulme -- Born. Still / Briar Grace-Smith -- Māui goes to Hollywood / David Geary -- Me aro koe ki te hā o Hineahuone! / Jacqueline Carter -- Tāwhaki: Real life / Paula Morris -- Rata / Hēmi Kelly -- Moon story / Patricia Grace -- Hinepūkohurangi and Uenuku / Kelly Joseph -- Kuramārōtini / Briar Wood -- Waka 86 / Robert Sullivan -- Part three: The sea to the land. A story from the sea / Witi Ihimaera -- Shapeshifter / Tina Makereti -- I have a stone / Keri Hulme -- Te ara poutini / Tina Makereti -- Moving mountains / Clayton Te Kohe -- The kūmara god smiles fatly / Hone Tuwhare -- The potato / Witi Ihimaera -- Part four: Mythical beings. Kurungaituku / Ngāhuia Te Awekotuku -- Blind / Kelly Ana Morey -- Te Pura, warrior taniwha of Te Wairoa / Renée -- Getting it / Keri Hulme -- Hine Tai / Apirana Taylor -- īhe & her / Frazer Rangihuna -- Rarohenga and the reformation / D.Avid Gear.y -- Niwareka and Mataora / Witi Ihimaera -- Epilogue: The future. Waka 99 / Robert Sullivan.
Summary: "Ancient Māori creation myths, portrayals of larger-than-life heroes and tales of engrossing magical beings have endured through the ages. Some hail back to Hawaiki, some are firmly grounded in New Zealand and its landscape. Through countless generations, the stories have been reshaped and passed on. This new collection presents a wide range of traditional myths that have been retold by some of our best Maori wordsmiths"--Back cover.
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James Ormsby decodes his tokotoko form -- Introduction / Witi Ihimaera & Whiti Hereaka Prologue / Whiti Hereaka -- Part one: Creation. Te Pō / Patricia Grace -- We, who live in darkness / Hone Tuwhare -- Papatūānuku / Whiti Hereaka -- Skin and bones / Tina Makereti -- Hine-ahu-one / Patricia Grace -- Hine-tītama: Ask the posts of the house / Witi Ihimaera -- Part two: The ancestors. Headnote to a Māui tale / Keri Hulme -- Born. Still / Briar Grace-Smith -- Māui goes to Hollywood / David Geary -- Me aro koe ki te hā o Hineahuone! / Jacqueline Carter -- Tāwhaki: Real life / Paula Morris -- Rata / Hēmi Kelly -- Moon story / Patricia Grace -- Hinepūkohurangi and Uenuku / Kelly Joseph -- Kuramārōtini / Briar Wood -- Waka 86 / Robert Sullivan -- Part three: The sea to the land. A story from the sea / Witi Ihimaera -- Shapeshifter / Tina Makereti -- I have a stone / Keri Hulme -- Te ara poutini / Tina Makereti -- Moving mountains / Clayton Te Kohe -- The kūmara god smiles fatly / Hone Tuwhare -- The potato / Witi Ihimaera -- Part four: Mythical beings. Kurungaituku / Ngāhuia Te Awekotuku -- Blind / Kelly Ana Morey -- Te Pura, warrior taniwha of Te Wairoa / Renée -- Getting it / Keri Hulme -- Hine Tai / Apirana Taylor -- īhe & her / Frazer Rangihuna -- Rarohenga and the reformation / D.Avid Gear.y -- Niwareka and Mataora / Witi Ihimaera -- Epilogue: The future. Waka 99 / Robert Sullivan.

"Ancient Māori creation myths, portrayals of larger-than-life heroes and tales of engrossing magical beings have endured through the ages. Some hail back to Hawaiki, some are firmly grounded in New Zealand and its landscape. Through countless generations, the stories have been reshaped and passed on. This new collection presents a wide range of traditional myths that have been retold by some of our best Maori wordsmiths"--Back cover.

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