Te Koparapara

An Introduction to the Maori World

Te Koparapara
Michael Reilly
RRP:
NZ$ 89.99
Our Price:
NZ$ 54.99
Paperback
h248 x 190mm - 474pg
10 May 2018 NZ
Otago University
MAOR102
9781869408671
1
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Ka rite te kopara e ko nei i te ata. It is like a bellbird singing at dawn. Like the clear morning song of te koparapara, the bellbird, this book aims to allow the Maori world to speak for itself through an accessible introduction to Maori culture, history and society from an indigenous perspective. In twenty-one illustrated chapters, leading scholars introduce Maori culture (including tikanga on and off the marae and key rituals like powhiri and tangihanga), Maori history (from the beginning of the world and the waka migration through to Maori protest and urbanisation in the twentieth century), and Maori society today (including twenty-first century issues like education, health, political economy and identity). Each chapter provides a descriptive narrative covering the major themes, written in accessible formal English, including appropriate references to te reo Maori and to the wider Pacific. Chapters are illustrated with a mixture of images, maps and diagrams as well as relevant songs and sayings. Te Koparapara is an authoritative and accessible introduction to the past, present and future of the Maori world for students and general readers. Ko te manu kai i te miro nona te ngahere, ko te manu kai i te matauranga nona te ao. The bird that feasts on miro tree berries belongs to the bush, the bird that feasts on knowledge belongs to the world.

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