Mutuwhenua

Mutuwhenua This is the story of Ripeka who leaves her extended family and its traditional lifestyle to marry Graeme a Pakeha schoolteacher In the strange world of the city Ripeka discovers that she cannot make

  • Title: Mutuwhenua
  • Author: Patricia Grace
  • ISBN: 9780143019329
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is the story of Ripeka, who leaves her extended family and its traditional lifestyle to marry Graeme, a Pakeha schoolteacher In the strange world of the city Ripeka discovers that she cannot make the break with her whanau, that the old ways are too strong.

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  • Patricia Grace

    Patricia Grace is a major New Zealand novelist, short story writer and children s writer, of Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa and Te Ati Awa descent, and is affiliated to Ngati Porou by marriage Grace began writing early, while teaching and raising her family of seven children, and has since won many national and international awards, including the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for fiction, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, widely considered the most prestigious literary prize after the Nobel A deeply subtle, moving and subversive writer, in 2007 Grace received a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to literature.

  • 451 Comments

  • I enjoyed the anxiety the protagonist faced when trying to navigate the tension between her heart and her culture. I felt like the protagonist possessed unarticulated feelings about her being Māori that created a gulf between her and her spouse. I felt connected to this in particular.


  • Beautiful small book about a young Maori woman and her close relationships with parents and small community. She falls in love with a Pakeha and her axis is tilted. The story carefully follows her courtship and marraige, I thought it was extremely well paced. Patricia Grace doesn't race over events or dwell to long on inner monologues, I loved her plot sructure and of course, as with all her books, her sense of place.


  • Simple, easy narrative, where much of the story lies beneath the surface. As interesting for what is said as for what remains unsaid. According to the cover jacket of my edition, this was the first novel published by a Maori woman, so it's also an interesting bit of New Zealand history.


  • I'm a huge fan of Patricia Grace, and must read this one again. Because her books are so rooted in New Zealand, other readers might miss the intent of some cultural references but they'll be rewarded so richly by reading her. An exquisite writer not be missed!


  • Sad, confronting, beautiful, a remarkable book. The first novel published by a Maori lady, this story of two cultures says a lot about both.


  • Really enjoyed this novel. Had to read it for University, and thought that it was a really nice read. It delves into some really deep topics, and makes you think. Happy I read is, at it is quite different to much else I have read.


  • Great read. Deals with cutural differences in a gentle and insightful way. Young Maori woman meets Pakeha school teacher. Parental concern. Flashbacks to childhood in closeknit and supportive community. Touches of humour, great descriptive passages.


  • This book is probably a bit dated now but I enjoyed the story of Ripeka who changes her name to Linda when she marries pakeha Graeme. It is a moving story and the ending took me by surprise. But it shouldn't have.



  • One of my favourite New Zealand authors and books, Mutuwhenua explores and illustrates Maori and Pakeha relationships in a really intimate way.


  • One of my favorite books of all time. I love the entire story with all of the cultural issues that arise and the conflicts.



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