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Alice Te Punga Somerville

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816677566

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816677566.001.0001

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“It’s Like That with Us Maoris”: Māori Write Connections

“It’s Like That with Us Maoris”: Māori Write Connections

(p.123) Chapter 5 “It’s Like That with Us Maoris”: Māori Write Connections
Once Were Pacific

Alice Te Punga Somerville

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter considers the texts by Apirana Taylor, Patricia Grace, and Briar Grace-Smith, Māori writers who engage in representing the relationship between Māori and Pasifika communities in New Zealand. Taylor's 1986 multigenre literary collection He Rau Aroha: A Hundred Leaves of Love contains the short story “Pa Mai.”, while Grace's children's book, Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street, represent the children and physical environments of New Zealand's large brown neighborhoods. Grace-Smith's 2006 short story “Te Manawa”, tells the story of a Māori woman who undergoes a heart transplant and receives a heart from Mele, a Samoan female donor.

Keywords:   Apirana Taylor, Patricia Grace, Briar Grace-Smith, Māori, Pasifika communities, He Rau Aroha, Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street, Pa Mai, Te Manawa

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