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  • Published: 1 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781869798772
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 235

Both Sides of the Moon



A powerful novel by the author of Once Were Warriors, about a half caste and his Maori warrior ancestor, cast out of his tribe.

A powerful novel by the author of Once Were Warriors about a half caste and his Maori warrior ancestor, cast out of his tribe.

Jimmy understands all about belonging and not belonging. he sees himself as part of both sides of the moon: 'Kind of black man, sort of nigger, in my own country, and kind of white, sort of The Man, by the other half of me. I am torn, yet I am more whole since I am both . . .'

He is part of a fractured family, and it's only when he learns about his forebear - a brave warrior who became an outcast from his tribe - that he begins to understand the darker implications of his heritage.

  • Published: 1 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781869798772
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 235

About the author

Alan Duff

Alan Duff was born in 1950 and lives with his wife and four children in Havelock North, New Zealand. He has published two precious novels, Once Were Warriors (also available in Vintage) and One Night Out Stealing; a novella, State Ward; and a work of non-fiction, Maori: The Crisis and the Challenge. Once Were Warriors won the PEN Best First Book for Fiction Award and was made into an internationally acclaimed film for which Alan Duff wrote the original screenplay.

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