Long celebrated as one of our great storytellers, some of With Ihimaera’s best stories, however, are about his own life. They have though —up until now —remained untold. Maori Boy: A Memoir of Childhood, which follows the author through his formative years until the age of 15, is a unique, powerful work which celebrates what it means to be Maori walking in a Pakeha world –- both the good and not so good.
This honest, stirring work tells of the loving family and community into which Witi was born, of his early life in rural New Zealand with his hard-working and proud parents; his sisters, of family secrets, of facing anguish and challenges, and of laughter and love. Many of the characters from real life have made their way into his fiction.
Come and hear these tales first-hand in what is sure to be a heart-warming event with a fine story-teller.