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  • Published: 3 August 1998
  • ISBN: 9781742288109
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Bulibasha




This award-winning novel is being reissued to tie in with the release of Mahana, the stunning film adaptation of the novel.

Caught in the middle of the clash between two great Maori clans, Simeon, grandson of Bulibasha and Ramona, struggles with his own feelings and loyalties as the battles rage . . . 
This award-winning novel is being reissued to tie in with the release of Mahana, the stunning film adaptation of the novel.
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  • Published: 3 August 1998
  • ISBN: 9781742288109
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Witi Ihimaera



Three-time winner of the Wattie/Montana Book of the Year award, Katherine Mansfield fellow and playwright Witi Ihimaera is one of New Zealand’s most prolific and accomplished writers. Witi’s first novel, Tangi, won the Wattie Book of the Year Award in 1974, a feat he repeated with The Matriarch in 1986. His celebrated novel Bulibasha, King of the Gypsies, now adapted as the film Mahana, won the Montana Book of the Year award in 1995. Witi’s other novels and short story collections include The Whale Rider (also adapted as an internationally successful film); Dream Swimmer (sequel to the award-winning The Matriarch); Pounamu, Pounamu and Nights In The Gardens of Spain. In 2015 he published the first volume of his autobiography, Maori Boy.

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