Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wira Gardiner Hodder Moa $30

Here is a title that should be in every home, school and library in the land.

Both a source of pride and a source of controversy, the haka is an integral part of New Zealand’s culture and it has a growing influence on all our lives.

The author is immensely well qualified to write this book which covers the place and legend of the haka in the Maori world as well as recent developments such as the rising popularity of national kapa haka competitions, the new All Black haka and it also takes an in-depth look at the politics surrounding the haka. Profusely illustrated throughout.


Instructions on how to perform Ka Mate, this most popular of all haka, make for interesting and attractive inside covers. These illustrations, as shown here, are by Abel Viareta for Haka: A Living Tradition. Sorry the reproduction is rather faint.
This book an important addition to our cultural library.

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