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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - arubabookwoman - LibraryThing
This book portrays the underbelly of modern Maori life, through the compelling story of one family, Beth, Jake, and their children, who live in a government housing estate occupied soley by Maoris ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - evilmoose - LibraryThing
Listening to this book was a little bit like being hit in the face with a brick. I knew the story involved Maoris in modern day New Zealand, and domestic violence, and drunkenness. But it was intense ... Read full review