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Alan Duff’s — Both Sides of the Moon *****

Alan Duff’s — Both Sides of the Moon *****

Because Jimmy’s father is a Pakeha and his mother Maori, he struggles to discover where he fits in. After his mother leaves to live with another man, Jimmy turns more to his uncle who tells his about his Maori family history.

This is a tough read, but a telling narrative of a family caught between two cultures.

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Heretaunga Pat Baker’s — Behind the tattooed face *****

Heretaunga Pat Baker’s — Behind the tattooed face *****

This is a daunting tale of Maori settlers along New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty in the late 1700s. As the population expands, the need for more resources and the tribe’s ability to fight against neighbouring tribes is paramount. Continue reading “Heretaunga Pat Baker’s — Behind the tattooed face *****”