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by Witi Tame Ihimaera


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Three-time winner of the Wattie/Montana Book of the Year award, Katherine Mansfield fellow, and playwright Witi Ihimaera is one of New Zealands most accomplished writers

Three-time winner of the Wattie/Montana Book of the Year award, Katherine Mansfield fellow, and playwright Witi Ihimaera is one of New Zealands most accomplished writers. Bulibasha, King of the Gypsies won the Wattie/Montana Book of the Year award in 1995 and he won it in 1974 and 1986 for Tangi and The Matriarch respectively.

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Set in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam and in presentday New Zealand and North America, Witi Ihimaera's new novel confronts Maori attitudes toward sexuality and masculinity and contains some of the author's most passionate writing to date. Format Paperback 373 pages.

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On 9 Nov 2009 Ihimaera admitted that he had plagiarised from the works of 16 other authors when writing the book. Emeritus Professor of History Keith Sorrenson has said Ihimaera had admitted plagiarizing material from his works in his earlier book, The Matriarch.

Three-time winner of the Wattie/Montana Book of the Year award, Katherine Mansfield fellow, and playwright Witi Ihimaera is one of New Zealands most accomplished writers.

The Uncle's Story book. It is a novel with many subplots, which have been skillfully threaded by Witi Ihimaera. Sam Mahana and his nephew, Michael Mahana, are both Maori and gay, but is there any room for a man with these two identities in his tribe? Sam meets Cliff Harper, an American soldier, during the Vietnam War. They fall in love, but do they have a future together To state that "The Uncle's Story" is merely a love story between a Maori and an American soldier during the Vietnam War would be limiting its breadth.

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Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Set in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam and in present day New Zealand and North America, Witi Ihimaera's dramatic novel combines the superb story telling for which he is so renowned with the unflinching realism that made 'The Whale Rider' a literary and cinematic success. A powerful love story bravely told, it courageously confronts Maori attitudes to sexuality and masculinity and contains some of Ihimaera's most passionate writing to date.

Michael Mahana's personal disclosure to his parents leads to the uncovering of another family secret, about his uncle Sam, who had fought in the Vietnam War. Now, armed with his uncle's diary, Michael goes searching for the truth about his uncle, about the secret that the Mahana family has kept hidden for over thirty years.

Comments: (7)

Fohuginn
To state that "The Uncle's Story" is merely a love story between a Maori and an American soldier during the Vietnam War would be limiting its breadth. It is a novel with many subplots, which have been skillfully threaded by Witi Ihimaera.

Sam Mahana and his nephew, Michael Mahana, are both Maori and gay, but is there any room for a man with these two identities in his tribe? Sam meets Cliff Harper, an American soldier, during the Vietnam War. They fall in love, but do they have a future together? Decades later, Michael does not know anything about the existence of this uncle until he decides it's time to come out to his parents.

Both Sam and Michael's stories are to be sipped and savoured slowly. At least, this is how I read this novel, for, more than once, I found myself not wanting to go any further and wishing to reflect on their lives. We are social beings, and society sets expectations upon us, but what about our own? If we don't meet them, we are immediately labeled as selfish, but isn't society selfish in their expectations of us?

This is also a book that deals with topics such as white over indigenous, male over female and straight over gay domination within modern society, both in the past and in the present. However, above all, "The Uncle's Story" is a love story between two human beings, regardless of their gender and ethnicity.

"The Uncle's Story" and "Nights in the Gardens of Spain", also by Witi Ihimaera, have become two of my all time favorite novels. They were both a journey of introspection. However, my reason for having given it 4 instead of 5 stars is because the subplot about the Vietnam War was too detailed and long-winded and the subplot about the Indigenous Peoples' convention had a ranting quality that was a tad off-putting.
Blackbrand
I enjoyed Uncle's Story as it reflected a lot of my own life and past. Its as if I was actually reading two separate stories that had been cleverly intertwined into one. I found it also inspirational and answered a lot of questions I needed to find out. A brilliantly written story.
Framokay
A very moving and inspirational story of Maori ostracism of its LGBT members. A young gay man embarks on a search for his gay uncle's former lover and finds his own courage to be proudly gay.
Zieryn
I don't often read New Zealand authors but am very pleased I picked this novel to read, Gave a good insight into the cultural sensitivities of the Maori people, as well as having an excellent story line. Will read more of his books
Vertokini
This is one of my most favorite books, I have read it several times and
never get tired of it.
Makaitist
Really enjoyed this book couldn't put it down will read more of his books well written
Shezokha
Wow this is thought provoking in our 'PC' world.
The book arrived quickly and was in the shape that it was described. It is also a wonderful book.
The Uncle's Story download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Witi Tame Ihimaera
ISBN: 0140298924
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Group USA (December 1, 2000)
Pages: 373 pages