The Whale Rider

As her beloved grandfather, chief of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, young Kahu is developing a mysterious relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull ...

Author: Witi Ihimaera

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152050160

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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As her beloved grandfather, chief of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, young Kahu is developing a mysterious relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull whale whose leg

The Whale Rider 16pt Large Print Edition

Eight - year - old Kahu craves her great - grandfather's love and attention.

Author: Witi Ihimaera

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ISBN: 9780369304711

Category: Fiction

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Eight - year - old Kahu craves her great - grandfather's love and attention. But he is focused on his duties as chief of a Maori tribe in Whangara, on the East Coast of New Zealand - a tribe that claims descent from the legendary 'whale rider'. In every generation since the whale rider, a male has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir - there's only kahu. She should be the next in line for the title, but her great - grandfather is blinded by tradition and sees no use for a girl. Kahu will not be ignored. And in her struggle she has a unique ally: the whale rider himself, from whom she has inherited the ability to communicate with whales. Once that sacred gift is revealed, Kahu may be able to re - establish her people's ancestral connections, earn her great - grandfather's attention - and lead her tribe to a bold new future.

Analysis of Witi Ihimaeras The Whale Rider on the Basis of Postcolonial Theory

That is why it appears worth analysing this text in the context of postcolonial literary studies which is the purpose of this term paper.

Author: Nancy Reinhardt

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640372166

Category: Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature

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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,3, Technical University of Darmstadt (Institut fur Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft), course: Postcolonial Literature, language: English, abstract: The Whale Rider novel is a positive and sensitive representation of Maori culture and several terms of postcolonial theory can be determined within the novel. That is why it appears worth analysing this text in the context of postcolonial literary studies which is the purpose of this term paper. In chapter 1 I will give a short summary about the colonial and postcolonial history of New Zealand and its postcolonial literature tradition. Chapter 2 deals with the novels main characters and the narrative structure while chapter 3 detects the features of postcolonial theory which are embedded in the story."

The Whale Rider

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Whale Rider

On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale.

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On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.

Indigenous Identity in Witi Ihimaera s Whale Rider and Chinua Achebe s Fiction

As such, the aim of this paper is to analyse the literary representation of indigeneity in these novels using Stuart Hall's dual definition in order to show how indigenous identity develops at the backdrop of colonization and what this ...

Author: Annemarie Pabel

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656089612

Category: English fiction

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine," language: English, abstract: In both Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Witi Ihimaera's The Whale Rider indigenous identity is a central topic. Yet, it is challenged by the advent of colonization or, in the latter case, by the fusion of ancient tradition and modernism. As such, the aim of this paper is to analyse the literary representation of indigeneity in these novels using Stuart Hall's dual definition in order to show how indigenous identity develops at the backdrop of colonization and what this means for the concept of identity in a postcolonial context. [...] Subsequently, attention will be drawn to the ways in which the individual is representative of indigenous identity and how this relates to the dynamics between community and individual. This part will contrast the idea of a stable self with a transformative one and thus also establish a connection to the succeeding analysis of diaspora identities in Things Fall Apart, which are based on constant progress. [...] The results will then provide the basis for a discussion of relocation and hybridity to subsequently contextualize them in the concept of diaspora identities and, more generally, postcolonialism. Although the focus of the analysis is on Things Fall Apart the background of the last chapter will be used as an occasion for a brief discussion of the second part of his trilogy, No Longer at Ease. After this, a similarly structured analysis of Witi Ihimaera's The Whale Rider will be pursued. Firstly, the literary representation of features of oral tradition and orality in general will be examined before attention is directed towards myth as a major constituent of Maori identity and its use in the novel.[...]To embed the representation of identity in the broader concept of postcolonialism, the novel will then be discussed in terms of rewriting.

The Way to Rainy Mountain the Whale Rider

Author: Center for Learning Staff

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ISBN: 9781560778516

Category: Language arts

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Translating Traditions

Author: Julia Maria Seemann

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Category: Translating and interpreting

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Whale Rider

Each ESL movie resource contains four lessons with: Maps, providing a clear overview of each lessons -- lesson plans, with detailed notes for preparing and using each activity -- Pre-viewing activities including photocopiable warmers, ...

Author: Eleanor Kettle

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ISBN: 9780975815328

Category: English as a second language

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Each ESL movie resource contains four lessons with: Maps, providing a clear overview of each lessons -- lesson plans, with detailed notes for preparing and using each activity -- Pre-viewing activities including photocopiable warmers, vocabulary and review activities -- Viewing activities including photocopiable work-sheets with a range of activities -- Optional viewing activities, supplementary photocopiable activities such as memory quizzes, script writing activities and listening activities -- Post-viewing activities including photocopiable writing tasks and discussion activities related to themes within the movie.

Translating Culture Across Languages and Media A Case Study from New Zealand The Whale Rider

Author: Julia Maria Seemann

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ISBN: 9788875363444

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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White Lies

This book, though, is also about the richness of creativity, illustrating the way a single story can take on different lives. The original novella, Medicine Woman, has been rewritten and expanded by Witi Ihimaera to become White Lies.

Author: Witi Ihimaera

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1775533077

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A powerful, prize-winning novella from the much-loved author of The Whale Rider, plus a moving screenplay, film stills and commentary on writing and movie making. A medicine woman - a giver of life - is asked to hide a secret that may protect a position in society, but could have fatal consequences. When she is approached by the servant of a wealthy woman, three very different women become players in a head-on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation. This compelling story tackles moral dilemmas, exploring the nature of identity, societal attitudes to the roles of women and the tension between Western and traditional Maori medicine. This book, though, is also about the richness of creativity, illustrating the way a single story can take on different lives. The original novella, Medicine Woman, has been rewritten and expanded by Witi Ihimaera to become White Lies. It has also evolved into a screenplay by internationally acclaimed director and screenwriter Dana Rotberg, which has been made into a superb film by South Pacific Pictures. Thus this book offers an intriguing insight into the process of adapting work, as well as offering new versions of this potent story. Nga Kupu Ora - Aotearoa Maori Book Awards 2013, winner of the Te Pakimaero / Fiction category

The Long Forgetting

Witi Ihimaera , The Whale Rider , International Edition , The Anniversary
Collections , Auckland , Reed Books , 2003 , p . 10 . 40 . Witi Ihimaera , The
Whale Rider , Auckland , Heinemann , 1987 , p . 18 . 41 . Ihimaera , The Whale
Rider , 2003 ...

Author: Patrick Evans

Publisher: University of Canterbury

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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This is the first book-length study of New Zealand's post-colonial literary culture, beginning with economic, social and cultural changes that occured after 1970, then moving back to the 19th century and the formation of Europeans' relationship with Maori.

Teaching Films

Der Band Teaching Films präsentiert drei bekannte und insbesondere im Bereich des interkulturellen Lernens bedeutsame Filme für die unmittelbare Umsetzung im Unterricht: Gurinder Chadhas Bend It Like Beckham (multikulturelles ...

Author: Nancy Grimm

Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783525790069

Category: Performing Arts

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Kino im Klassenzimmer Der Band "Teaching Films" präsentiert drei bekannte und insbesondere im Bereich des interkulturellen Lernens bedeutsame Filme für die unmittelbare Umsetzung im Unterricht. Die Reihe "Explorations" bietet Lehrkräften in der Sekundarstufe II kompetentes, hochwertiges und evaluiertes Unterrichtsmaterial für den Englischunterricht. Der Band "Teaching Films" präsentiert drei bekannte und insbesondere im Bereich des interkulturellen Lernens bedeutsame Filme für die unmittelbare Umsetzung im Unterricht: Gurinder Chadhas "Bend It Like Beckham" (multikulturelles Großbritannien), Niki Caros "Whale Rider" (Maoris in Neuseeland) und Jim Sheridans "In America" (Einwanderungsland USA). Die kopierfähigen Arbeitsblätter für Schülerinnen und Schüler beinhalten themenbezogene Aktivitäten (ethnische Minderheiten, multikulturelle Gesellschaft, gender roles usw.), Arbeit mit Wortfeldern, Filminterpretation und Schreiben von film reviews. Die didaktisch-methodische Analyse für die Unterrichtenden bietet im raschen Zugriff alle wichtigen Informationen. Besonderer Wert wird auf Themen des interkulturellen Lernens gelegt, ebenso wie Kompetenzen im Bereich der Arbeit mit Filmen gefördert werden. Dr. Nancy Grimm ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Englische Fachdidaktik der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.

Moments of Invention

He wrote The Whale Rider , a short novel , in 18 days - working on it before going
to the consulate , where he would write during lunch hour . ' Later , if I was going
to the opera , I would write on the subway and even add to it during the interval ...

Author: Gregory O'Brien

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

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Category: Authors, New Zealand

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" ... Based on interviews, the text includes extracts from novels, short stories and poems, some of which have not been published before. The authors talk about what is important to them as writers, the mechanics of writing, and why they write what they do. They also discuss those inexplicable 'moments of invention' or inspiration that are at the heart of creative writing. The accompanying photographs are, in themselves, moments of invention, capturing writers in their own environments and bringing to life the people behind the writing. ..."--Back cover.

Navigating the Stars

From master storyteller Witi Ihimaera, a spellbinding and provocative retelling of traditional Maori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of the Maori people through their creation myths.

Author: Witi Ihimaera

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 0143775006

Category: Social Science

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From master storyteller Witi Ihimaera, a spellbinding and provocative retelling of traditional Maori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of the Maori people through their creation myths. He follows Tawhaki up the vines into the firmament, Hine-titama down into the land of the dead, Maui to the ends of the earth, and the giants and turehu who sailed across the ocean to our shores . . . From Hawaiki to Aotearoa, the ancient navigators brought their myths, while looking to the stars — bright with gods, ancestors and stories — to guide the way. ‘Step through the gateway now to stories that are as relevant today as they ever were.’

Uncle s Story

Set in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam and in present-day New Zealand and North America, Witi Ihimaera's dramatic novel combines the superb story-telling of Bulibasha, King of the Gypsies with the unflinching realism of Nights in the ...

Author: Witi Ihimaera

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1742288138

Category: Fiction

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Michael Mahana's personal disclosure to his parents leads to the uncovering of another family secret - about his uncle, Sam, who had fought in the Vietnam War. Now, armed with his uncle's diary, Michael goes searching for the truth about his uncle, about the secret the Mahana family has kept hidden for over thirty years, and what happened to Sam. Set in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam and in present-day New Zealand and North America, Witi Ihimaera's dramatic novel combines the superb story-telling of Bulibasha, King of the Gypsies with the unflinching realism of Nights in the Gardens of Spain. A powerful love story, it courageously confronts Maori attitudes to sexuality and masculinity and contains some of Ihimaera's most passionate writing to date. Also available as an eBook

British Review of New Zealand Studies

By the end of 2003 , a year after its first release in New Zealand , the feature film
Whale Rider , directed by Niki Caro from a novel by Witi Ihimaera , had cemented
its place as one of the most successful films in the country ' s filmmaking history .

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In the Same Room

MW The Whale Rider is a good example . The religious element seems to take
over . WI Of all of the work The Whale Rider is the one that the Maori community
accepts best . MW Is that right ? It may be telling that for me The Matriarch was
your ...

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A collection of interviews with 15 successful contemporary New Zealand writers, who discuss their lives and work.

Pounamu Pounamu Anniversary Ed

This anniversary edition of Witi Ihimaera's Pounamu Pounamu celebrates the 40th year in print of one of New Zealand's most seminal works of fiction.

Author: Witi Ihimaera

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1742532551

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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This anniversary edition of Witi Ihimaera's Pounamu Pounamu celebrates the 40th year in print of one of New Zealand's most seminal works of fiction. When Pounamu Pounamu was published in 1972, it was a landmark occasion for New Zealand literature in many ways. It was the first work of fiction published by a Maori writer, it was the first collection of short stories that looked at contemporary Maori life and it launched the career of one of New Zealand's best-known authors. The Pounamu Pounamu 40th Anniversary Edition is a beautiful hardback collector's volume. It features a foreword by Dame Fiona Kidman and a commentary by Witi Ihimaera on each of the stories. In these author's notes Witi looks back to events from his own childhood that inspired Pounamu Pounamu and the experience of writing and launching the book as a young man in the early '70s. Also available as an eBook

American Cinematographer

Production Slate A Maori Myth and a French Connection In Whale Rider , Pai (
Keisha Castle - Hughes , above ) is a young Maori girl who hopes to succeed her
grandfather ( Rawiri Paratene , below ) as chief . qualities , cinematographer ...

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