‘Manawa Hine’ celebrating the feats of fearless wāhine toa in the domain of Hinemoana

 

 

Koia tēnei, ko Manawa Hine, te hua o te ringa auaha o Kuini Rikihana, kaituhi o te Illustrated Māori Myths and Legends. He paki mātātoa e whakatairanga ana i ngā mahi whakahirahira a ētehi wāhine Māori aumangea i te ao o Hinemoana.

Arā a Kahe Te Rau o te Rangi, ka kauria e ia te au kino i te pō hei whakaora i tōna iwi, ko tana kōhungahunga tonu tana pīkau i a ia e kauhoe ana.

Ko Hinepoupou ia, ka whakarērea atu ki te mate e tana tāne kino, engari ka kauhoe roa anō ko ia ki tōna kāinga i tawhiti, he tūpuna aihe ana hoa haere, me tana mānakonako anō ki te kimi utu mō te hē o tana tāne.

Tērā hoki a Hūria Mātenga ka kākari nui ki te wai pūkerikeri ki te whakaora kaumoana i te waka kua pāea.  

 Ā, ko tā Pānia, te kōhine i kaimomotu ki te moana, he tūkaha atu ki tana tāne, he ātete atu i āna mahi tūkino.

Rā roto mai i tā Kuini, tāna taki auaha i ngā paki o ngā wāhine nei, ka kite ai koe i ngā mea whakahirahira ka taea, ki te whakapono koe ki a koe anō, ki te whakapono anō koe ko ō tūpuna, ko ō atua kei te ārahi, kei te tiaki i a koe. 

 

In this picture: Sarah Wairua (illustrator), Kuini Rikihana (author), Hēni Jacob (translator)

From Kuini Rikihana, author of Illustrated Māori Myths and Legends, comes Manawa Hine, a collection of adventure-packed stories celebrating the feats of fearless Māori women within the domain of Hinemoana. Through Kuini’s creative re-telling of these women’s stories, we learn what is possible with a healthy measure of self-belief and the unwavering conviction that we are never acting alone.

Kahe Te Rau o te Rangi swims a treacherous channel in the dark of night to save her people, with her baby on her back.

 Hinepoupou, left for dead by her abusive husband, sets out on a long-distance swim home accompanied by her dolphin ancestors and fuelled by thoughts of revenge.

Hūria Mātenga battles through raging seas to rescue sailors from a sinking ship.

Pānia of the moana turns the tables on her husband, refusing to let him control her.

For more information about this book contact: 06 3649011 or email: tetakupu@twor-otaki.ac.nz

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