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Nga Pepeha a Nga Tupuna: The Sayings of the Ancestors

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Nga Pepeha a Nga Tupuna: The Sayings of the Ancestors by Sidney Moko Mead
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This unique collection of more than 2,500 pepeha, "sayings of the ancestors, " were gathered and compiled from all over New Zealand over a 20-year period. More than just proverbs, pepeha include charms, witticisms, figures of speech, and boasts, and they are featured in the formal speeches heard every day on the marae and in the oral literature handed down from past generations. The pepeha also provide a rich source of language, using metaphor and an economy of words to show language that enriches the textbook Maori of today.

Accolades

Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Reference & Anthology Category 2002.
Release date NZ
September 10th, 2001
Contributors
Edited by Sidney Moko Mead Edited by Sidney Moko Mead
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Illustrations
1 port.
Imprint
Victoria University Press
Pages
600
Dimensions
156x235x37
ISBN-13
9780864733993
Product ID
1695551

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