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He Pitopito Korero no te Perehi Mâori Readings from the Maori Language Press is a reader of various articles and content from 19th-century Maori newspapers. The editors, Jenifer Curnow, Jane McRae and Ngapare Hopa, released a successful book of essays on Maori-language newspapers, Rere Atu, Taku Manu! (AUP), in 2002, and this new companion volume is sure to be popular with the same audience. For easy use and comparison, the Maori and English texts have been placed alongside one another, illustrating a fascinating range of tone, style and subject. The book contains an introduction followed by six sections divided thematically: From the Editors, Letters,Articles, News, Obituaries and Advertisements. Curnow, McRae and Hopa have chosen from the wealth of material available a representative, insightful selection of Maori-language texts that are incomparably useful as a reflection of New Zealand history and Maori attitudes as well as a wonderful resource for students of Maori language and culture.
Auckland University Press
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