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Waiora by Hone Kouka
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The year is 1965. A Maori family, recently migrated to the South Island from the North Island's east cape, prepares to celebrate a birthday with their Pakeha guests. In this cultural borderland, freshly-forged identities are passports presented for a passage to prosperity. Yet origins cannot be easily forgotten. Waiora is compelling, comic, devastating. Exploring differing interpretations of home and belonging, it addresses, in Kouka's words, "all of us who have travelled from somewhere else." The critically acclaimed Waiora was commissioned by the 1996 Wellington International Festival of the Arts, where it played to sell out audiences. Since its initial success the play has travelled internationally and has become a set text for secondary and tertiary courses.

Author Biography

The youngest writer to ever win the Bruce Mason Award in 1992, Hone Kouka is a leading light in contemporary Maori theatre. He is also a short story writer, poet, children's writer, actor and is currently writing a novel.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2007
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Contributor
Foreword by Roma Potiki
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Imprint
Huia Publishers
Pages
122
ISBN-13
9780908975273
Product ID
1671026

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