Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies
Bulibasha is the title given to the King of the Gypsies, and on the East Coast of New Zealand two patriarchs fight to be proclaimed the king.
Tamihana is the leader of the great Mahana family of shearers and sportsmen and women. Rupeni Poata is his arch enemy. The two families clash constantly, in sport, in cultural contests and, finally, in the Golden Fleece competition to find the greatest shearing gang in New Zealand. Caught in the middle of this struggle is the teenager Simeon, grandson of the patriarch and of his grandmother Ramona, struggling with his own feelings and loyalties as the battles rage on many levels.
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it was not that good lol. not interesting in the slightest but you know.. it was what it was... boring. VERY INAPPROPRIATE on page 271 when Witi talks about getting raped. it was disgusting as i am only 8. what kind of example are you trying to set!?
Review: Bulibasha: King Of The GypsiesUser Review - TK Roxborogh - Goodreads
I totally loved the reading experience. I loved that te reo Māori was woven into the narrative; I loved the description of scrub cutting and shearing - both things part of my childhood and teenage ... Read full review