Sky Dancer

Sky Dancer by Viti Ihimaera

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A fine novel from Witi Ihimaera in which a great story about a feisty teenager is interwoven with a dazzling trip through Maori mythology.Stroppy teenager Skylark O’Shea is on holiday with her mother at a town on the coast. But all is not what it seems. What is the threat facing the town and the birds of the forest? Where do the two old charismatic Maori women Hoki and Bella fit in? Skylark becomes embroiled in a prophecy that much to her dismay involves her in an extraordinary journey. Soon she is pitting her wits in a race of breathtaking dimension, a dazzling trip through Maori mythology.This novel by Witi Ihimaera is fascinating and unique. At one level it is a romp and a rollercoaster ride that sometimes reminds you of Lord of the Rings. At other levels it is a brilliant accomplishment of combining this with new ways of exploring Maori myth.


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Viti (Whichi) Ihimaera (Maori Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler ). Ihimaera is the first Maori writer to publish a novel. Born February 7, 1944 in Gisborne (New Zealand). His mother was from the Maori people, and his father was of Anglo-Saxon descent. In parallel with his creative work, he held high diplomatic posts at the embassies and consulates of New Zealand in Australia and the United States. He worked in this field from 1973 to 1989. In 1972, a collection of short stories by Viti Ihimaer "Pounamu Pounamu" was published. In it, the writer revealed the theme of preserving the Maori cultural and historical heritage. The main motive of most of Ihimaara`s works is a story about Maori life in modern New Zealand, about the choice between the traditional way of life and globalization. In 2002, filmmaker Niki Caro directed the film "Ride the Whale" based on the book by Viti Ihimaara.  Wikipedia , Wikipedia (en.)

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Viti (Whichi) Ihimaera (Maori Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler ). Ihimaera is the first Maori writer to publish a novel. Born February 7, 1944 in Gisborne (New Zealand). His mother was from the Maori people, and his father was of Anglo-Saxon descent. In parallel with his creative work, he held high diplomatic posts at the embassies and consulates of New Zealand in Australia and the United States. He worked in this field from 1973 to 1989. In 1972, a collection of short stories by Viti Ihimaer "Pounamu Pounamu" was published. In it, the writer revealed the theme of preserving the Maori cultural and historical heritage. The main motive of most of Ihimaara`s works is a story about Maori life in modern New Zealand, about the choice between the traditional way of life and globalization. In 2002, filmmaker Niki Caro directed the film "Ride the Whale" based on the book by Viti Ihimaara.  Wikipedia , Wikipedia (en.)