Where the Rekohu bone sings / Tina Makereti.Material type: BookDescription: 278 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781775535188.Subject(s): Moriori (New Zealand people) -- Ethnic identity -- Fiction | Māori (New Zealand people) -- Ethnic identity -- Fiction | Pakiwaitara | Tuakiri | Kōrero nehe | Chatham Islands (N.Z.) -- History -- FictionGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 21st century. | Historical fiction.Additional physical formats: Where the Rekohu bone sings [electronic resource]DDC classification: NZ823.3 Action note: General fiction.Summary: "From the Chatham Islands, Rekohu, to London, from 1835 to the 21st century, this novel confronts the complexity of being Moriori, Māori and Pakeha"--Publisher information.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
From the Chatham Islands/ R e kohu to London, from 1835 to the 21st century, this quietly powerful and compelling novel confronts the complexity of being Moriori, M a ori and P a keh a . <br> <br> In the 1880s, Mere yearns for independence. Iraia wants the same but, as the descendant of a slave, such things are hardly conceivable. One summer, they notice their friendship has changed, but if they are ever to experience freedom they will need to leave their home in the Queen Charlotte Sounds.<br> <br> A hundred years later, Lula and Bigs are born. The birth is literally one in a million, as their mother, Tui, likes to say. When Tui dies, they learn there is much she kept secret and they, too, will need to travel beyond their world, to an island they barely knew existed.<br> <br> Neither Mere and Iraia nor Lula and Bigs are aware that someone else is part of their journeys. He does not watch over them so much as through them, feeling their loss and confusion as if it were his own.
"From the Chatham Islands, Rekohu, to London, from 1835 to the 21st century, this novel confronts the complexity of being Moriori, Māori and Pakeha"--Publisher information.