Once Were Warriors
Alan Duff's ground-breaking first novel is one of the most talked-about books ever published in New Zealand and is now the basis of a major New Zealand film.This hard hitting story is a frank and uncompromising portrayal of Maori in New Zealand society. It is a raw and powerful story in which everyone is a victim until the strength and vision of one woman transcends brutality and leads the way to a new life.Alan Duff was born in Rotorua and now lives in Havelock North. He is the author of two novels, Once Were Warriorsand One Night Out Stealingand one work of non fiction, Maori, the Crisis and the Challenge.
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Review: Once Were Warriors (Once were warriors trilogy #1)User Review - Daniela - Goodreads
I read this book years ago when I first arrived to New Zealand ... it open my eyes to many aspects of the society. And it is well written. Read full review
Review: Once Were Warriors (Once were warriors trilogy #1)User Review - Selina - Goodreads
Seriously intense!!! I guess if you've seen the movie then you know that. Full of hope and hopelessness all the way through. Intriguing, depressing, shocking, etc etc. Read full review