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Maori Oral Tradition

Introduces readers to the distinctive oral style and language of the traditional compositions, acknowledges the skills of the composers of old and explores the meaning of their striking imagery and figurative language. And it shows how ng krero tuku iho the inherited words can be a deep well of knowledge about the way of life, wisdom and thinking of the Mori ancestors"--Publisher information.
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Jane McRae was a lecturer in M?ori language and literature at the M?ori Studies Department of the University of Auckland from 1993 to 2003; since then she has been a freelance translator and researcher of nineteenth-century M?ori literature. Among her publications are, as author, `Maori Literature: A Survey', in Terry Sturm (ed.), The Oxford History of New Zealand Literature (1998) and Ng? M?teatea: An Introduction / He Kupu Arataki, translated by H?ni Jacob (Auckland University Press, 2011), and, as editor with Jenifer Curnow and Ngapare Hopa, Rere atu, taku manu! Discovering History, Language and Politics in the Maori-language Newspapers and He Pitopito K?rero n? te Perehi M?ori: Readings from the Maori-language Press (Auckland University Press, 2002, 2006).

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