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Where the Rēkohu bone sings, Tina Makereti

Label
Where the Rēkohu bone sings
Title
Where the Rēkohu bone sings
Statement of responsibility
Tina Makereti
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Chatham Islands/Rēkohu to London, from 1835 to the 21st century, this quietly powerful and compelling story confronts the complexity of being Moriori, Māori and Pakeha. In the 1880s, Mere yearns for independence. Iraia wants the same but, as the descendant of a slave, such things are hardly conceivable. One summer, they notice their friendship has changed, but if they are ever to experience freedom they will need to leave their home in the Queen Charlotte Sounds. A hundred years later, Lula and Bigs are born. The birth is literally one in a million as their mother, Tui, likes to say. When Tui dies, they learn there is much she kept secret, and they, too, will need to travel beyond their world, to an island they barely knew existed. Neither Mere and Iraia nor Lula and Bigs are aware that someone else is part of their journeys. He does not watch over them so much as through them, feeling their loss and confusion as if it were his own
Awards note
Winner: Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards.
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
NZ823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Where the Rēkohu bone sings, Tina Makereti
Label
Where the Rēkohu bone sings, Tina Makereti
Publication
Note
New Zealand author
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"From the Chatham Islands, Rekohu, to London, from 1835 to the 21st century, this novel confronts the complexity of being Moriori, Maori and Pakeha"--Publisher information. -In the 1880s, Mere yearns for independence. Her best friend Iraia wants the same, but as the descendent of a slave, such things are barely conceivable to him. One summer as they approach adulthood, they notice that their friendship has changed, and that, if they are ever to experience freedom, they will need to travel beyond the isolation and safety of their Queen Charlotte Sound home. One hundred years later, twins Lula and Bigsy's birth is literally one in a million, as their mother Tui likes to tell people. But when Tui dies they learn there is much she kept secret, especially about their heritage. They too will need to travel beyond the world they have known, to an island they barely knew existed, at the eastern edge of New Zealand's Pacific realm. Neither Mere and Iraia, nor Lula and Bigsy are aware that someone else is part of their journeys. He does not watch over them so much as watch through them, feeling their loss and confusion as if it were his own
Control code
15229205
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
278 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781775535188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2320492
  • (NLNZils)1633661

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