Be inspired to read the works of our Māori authors

With Te Wiki o te Reo Māori just around the corner, here is a great resource to inspire you to enjoy the works of Māori authors.

Kōmako provides biographical information and details of books written by Māori writers, and many of these can be found in our Library collections.

Here are a just a few to whet your appetite:

Tina Makareti's Where the Rekohu Bone Sings.

Ranginui Walker's Ka Whawhai Tonu Mātou: Struggle Without End

Apirana Taylor's Five Strings

Or you could dip into some short stories with Huia Short Stories 7: Contemporary Māori Fiction, which includes stories by Anne French, Kelly Joseph, Royna Ngahuia Fifield, Trish Fong, Whiti Hereaka, Gerry Te Kapa Coates, Piata Allen, Tina Nixon, Tama Wise, Anahera Gildea, Meihana Durie, Stacey Morgan, Jenny Brinsley, Melanie Drewery, Dianne Sharma-Winter, and Paul Gilbert (Kāi Tahu).

If you enjoy short fiction and poetry, we recommend Dunedin Writer Iona Winter's latest book Then the Wind Came from our City of Literature Collection.

You might also want to explore Kaka Point with Hone Tuwhare in this excellent documentary on the poet's life and works.