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Author Kennedy, Melissa.
Title Striding both worlds : Witi Ihimaera and New Zealand's literary traditions / Melissa Kennedy.
Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2011.

Author Kennedy, Melissa.
Series Cross/cultures ; 134
Cross/cultures ; 134.
Subject Ihimaera, Witi, 1944- -- Criticism and interpretation.
New Zealand fiction -- Maori authors -- History and criticism.
Maori fiction -- History and criticism.
Maori literature -- Foreign influences.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 255 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-234) and index.
Contents Cover; Cover; Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Striding Both Worlds; Introduction: Striding Both Worlds; 1 Maori Nationalism; 1 Maori Nationalism; 2 International Aesthetics; 2 International Aesthetics; 3 The Local and the Global; 3 The Local and the Global; 4 Ambivalent Indigeneity; 4 Ambivalent Indigeneity; Conclusion: Composite Identity and Literature; Conclusion: Composite Identity and Literature; Works Cited; Works Cited; Index; Index.
Summary Striding Both Worlds illuminates European influences in the fiction of Witi Ihimaera, Aotearoa New Zealand's foremost Maori writer, in order to question the common interpretation of Maori writing as displaying a distinctive Maori world-view and literary style. Far from being discrete endogenous units, all cultures and literatures arise out of constant interaction, engagement, and even friction. Thus, Maori culture since the 1970s has been shaped by a long history of interaction with colonial British, Pakeha, and other postcolonial and indigenous cultures. Maori sovereignty and renaissance move.
ISBN 9789401200561 (electronic bk.)
9401200564 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 747717017
Additional Format Print version: Kennedy, Melissa. Striding Both Worlds : Witi Ihimaera and New Zealand's Literary Traditions. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2011 9789042033573

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