The Uncle's Story

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University of Hawai'i Press, 2000 - Fiction - 373 pages
8 Reviews
Set in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam and in presentday New Zealand and North America, Witi Ihimaera's new novel confronts Maori attitudes toward sexuality and masculinity and contains some of the author's most passionate writing to date.

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User Review  - gmillar - LibraryThing

Up until today, I had been taking infrequent dips into this book whenever I had time to spend on myself during work days - the book was in my truck but I really enjoyed what I read whenever I read it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elysa - Goodreads

This was my first experience with war-fiction, and it was a very easy introduction. The focus of the novel is on a gay uncle's diary and how a family and a native tribe react to homosexuality. This ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
21
Section 3
37
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Witi Ihimaera was born in Gisborne, New Zealand on February 7, 1944 into a Maori family of Mormons. After completing a B.A. in English, he worked as a journalist in New Zealand and started writing fiction. His first collection of short stories, Pounamu Pounamu, was published in 1972 and his first novel, Tangi, was published in 1973. His other works include Whanau, The Matriarch, The Whale Rider, The Dream Swimmer, Sky Dancer, The Trowenna Sea, and The Parihaka Woman. In 1982 he coedited an anthology of Maori writing, Into the World of Light, and continues to be a champion of literature in English by Maoris.

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