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THE WHALE RIDER BY: WITI IHIMAERA

THE WHALE RIDER BY: WITI IHIMAERA

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FEATURES: THE WHALE RIDER   BY: WITI IHIMAERA
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A) CONDITION BOOK: FINE - TRADE PAPER BACK
B) CONDITION DUST JACKET: NOT ISSUED
C) FIRST EDITION FIRST TRADE PRINTING - REED BOOKS 2003   [ORG. 1987]
D) NOTE:  FLAT SIGNED BY IHIMAERA WITH ACCOMPANYING SWIRL LESION. SIGNED COPIES APPEAR SCARCE.  BOOK MADE INTO A WELL RECEIVED NEW ZEALAND FILM.  ILLUSTRATED BY COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS.  152 PAGES.
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About:

The Whale Rider¬†is a 1987 novel by¬†New Zealand¬†author¬†Witi Ihimaera.[2][3]¬†In 2002 it was adapted into a film,¬†Whale Rider, directed by¬†Niki Caro.[4]¬†¬†Set in the 1980s in¬†Whangara, a¬†MńĀori¬†community on the eastern edge of¬†New Zealand's¬†North Island, the novel is a retelling of the myth of¬†Paikea.

Kahu is the eldest great-grandchild of chieftain Koro Apirana; had she been a boy, she would have been the natural future leader of the tribe. She is attuned to the traditional MńĀori way of life, and may have inherited the ability to speak to¬†whales.[5]

The Whale Rider¬†has been a worldwide bestseller, and is the most-translated work by a New Zealand author.[6]¬†In 1995 it was translated into¬†MńĀori¬†by¬†Tńęmoti KńĀretu, as¬†Te kaieke tohorńĀ.[7]¬†In 2006 a¬†picture book¬†version illustrated by Bruce Potter was listed as one of the¬†Storylines Children's Literature Foundation of New Zealand Notable Books List.[8][9]

On the¬†World Socialist Web Site, John Braddock criticised¬†The Whale Rider¬†for its¬†reactionary¬†focus on¬†identity politics, noting that "Whale Rider¬†presents Maori as ‚Äúone people‚ÄĚ. There is no attempt to concretely examine, from a critical perspective, the social system and class oppression that determine the daily realities of ordinary Maori. Their future is conceived in an entirely utopian manner‚ÄĒas the rediscovery of tribal roots and assertion of cultural traditions and ‚Äúspirituality‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒseparated entirely from that of the¬†working class."

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and that¬†The Whale Rider¬†is emblematic of "An emerging¬†middle-class¬†layer of tribal leaders and youth, radicalised in the late 1960‚Äôs, [who] intervened to abort the development of a unified¬†class consciousness¬†within the working class as a whole. Encouraged by the¬†Labour Party¬†and union bureaucracy, they turned Maori workers instead towards the struggle for ‚Äúindigenous rights‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒin particular land rights‚ÄĒand the rediscovery of tribal identity."[10]

In 2022, The Whale Rider was included on the Big Jubilee Read, a list of 70 books by Commonwealth authors produced to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee.[11][12]

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