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 Warriors and One Night Out Stealing and 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 - Jennifer - Goodreads
I don't know if I can say I actually liked this book. I recognize its importance, and it had a huge impact on me. Once Were Warriors is a brutal account of a Maori family who lives in government ... Read full review
Review: Once Were Warriors (Once were warriors trilogy #1)User Review - Mel C - Goodreads
Just wow. Read full review