Once Were Warriors

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 1990 - Domestic fiction - 198 pages
6 Reviews
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

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
91
Section 3
102
Section 4
108
Section 5
116
Section 6
122
Section 7
130
Section 8
131
Section 9
149
Section 10
157
Section 11
162
Section 12
168
Section 13
182
Section 14
194
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