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Ihimaera, Witi 1944-

Overview
Works: 238 works in 829 publications in 15 languages and 11,744 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Short stories, New Zealand  History  Biography  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Picture books  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Interviewee, Librettist, Lyricist, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR9639.3.I5, 791.4372
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The whale rider by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

98 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 2,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As her beloved grandfather, chief of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, young Kahu is developing a mysterious relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull whale whose legendary rider was her ancestor
Tangi by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the relationship between a young man and his father, this is a moving account of death and an affirmation of life. It describes, simply and affectionately, rural Maori life, with its emphasis on aroha and family unity, in the hope that such a life will never be lost
The whale rider by Witi Ihimaera( Recording )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight-year-old Kahu craves her great-grandfather's love and attention. But he's focused on his duties as Chief of 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
Pounamu, pounamu by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

55 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first published collection by this writer. He portrays the value of Maori life and culture in a rural setting
The matriarch by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The matriarch is a woman of intelligence, wit, beauty and ruthlessness, and has become a mythical figure. In his search for the truth behind the legends surrounding the matriarch, his grandmother, Tama Mahana delves deeper and deeper into Maori history and lore to understand the mysterious sources of her power and ambition
Dear Miss Mansfield : a tribute to Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories dedicated to Katherine Mansfield for the one hundredth anniversary of her birth
Bulibasha : king of the gypsies by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and French and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Caught in the middle of the struggle between two great Māori clans, Simeon, grandson of Bulibasha and Ramona, struggles with his own feelings and loyalties as the battles rage"--Publisher information
The uncle's story by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Mahana's personal disclosure to his parents leads to the uncovering of another family secret-- about his uncle, Sam, who had fought in the Vietnam War. Now, armed with his uncle's diary, Michael goes searching for the truth about his uncle, about the secret the Mahana family has kept hidden for over thirty years, and what happened to Sam"--Back cover
Into the world of light : an anthology of Māori writing( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Maori and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories, poetry and extracts written during the 1970s, mainly in English
The new net goes fishing by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and German and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of short stories exploring the life of the urban Maori and his relationship with both Pakeha and his own people
Whanau by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cameo view of a Maori village community, a sensitive account of the tears and smiles that are part of the human condition
Nights in the gardens of Spain by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Munro has everything a man could want - a beautiful wife, two adoring daughters, a top academic position and a circle of devoted friends. But he also has another life, lived mainly at night and frequently in what he comes to know as 'The Gardens of Spain', the places where gay and bisexual men meet. Now he must choose which of these two lives to follow
The dream swimmer by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The odyssey of Tama Mahana, grandson and heir to the matriarch. He takes up the mantle of leadership and his grandmother's battles with the Pakeha, but Tiana his mother, tries to thwart him. at every step
Mataora : the living face : contemporary Māori art( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sky dancer by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skylark O'Shea is on holiday when she becomes embroiled with two charismatic old Maori women, Hoki and Bella, and a threat facing the town and the birds of the forest
Growing up Māori( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diverse group of well-known Maori give their personal accounts of growing up in New Zealand. Contributors include Donna Awatere Huata, Joanna Paul, Andrew Vercoe, Alan Duff, Patricia Grace, Moana Jackson and Mika
The Parihaka woman by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sets the remarkable story of Erenora against the historical background of the turbulent and compelling events that occurred in Parihaka during the 1870s and 1880s. Parihaka is the place Erenora calls home, a peaceful Taranaki settlement overcome by war and land confiscation. As her world is threatened, Erenora must find within herself the strength, courage and ingenuity to protect those whom she loves. And, like a Shakespearean heroine, she must change herself before she can take up her greatest challenge and save her exiled husband, Horitana"--Supplied by publisher. Suggested level: senior secondary
Woman far walking by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The themes of Woman far walking involve the survival, struggles and resilience of the Maori people, as shown through the life of one woman"--Introduction
Ask the posts of the house by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White lies by Witi Ihimaera( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The original novella, Medicine Woman, has been rewritten and expanded by Witi Ihimaera to become White Lies. It has also evolved into a screenplay by director and screenwriter Dana Rotberg, which has been made into a film by South Pacific Pictures. Thus this book offers an insight into the process of adapting work, as well as offering new versions of this potent story. The book contains the novella, plus a screenplay, film stills and commentary on writing and movie making"--Publisher information
 
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The whale rider
Alternative Names
Ihimaera-Smiler, Witi Tame 1944-

Ihimaera, Witi

Ihimaera, Witi 1944-

Ihimaera, Witi T. 1944-

Ihimaera, Witi Tame 1944-

Smiler, Witi Tame Ihimaera-, 1944-

Witi, Ihimaera 1944-

Witi Ihimaera neuseeländischer Autor

Witi Ihimaera romanschrijver uit Nieuw-Zeeland

Вити Ихимаэра

이히마에라, 위티 타메 1944-

イヒマエラ, ウィティ

威提·伊希麥拉

Languages
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TangiThe whale riderPounamu, pounamuThe matriarchBulibasha : king of the gypsiesThe uncle's storyNights in the gardens of SpainThe dream swimmer