Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths

Author(s): Witi Ihimaera

Maori Fiction | NZ Fiction | November Fiction

From master storyteller Witi Ihimaera, a spellbinding and provocative retelling of traditional Maori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of the Maori people through their creation myths. He follows Tawhaki up the vines into the firmament, Hine-titama down into the land of the dead, Maui to the ends of the earth, and the giants and turehu who sailed across the ocean to our shores . . . From Hawaiki to Aotearoa, the ancient navigators brought their myths, while looking to the stars - bright with gods, ancestors and stories - to guide the way. 'Step through the gateway now to stories that are as relevant today as they ever were.'


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780143774990
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : Vintage New Zealand
  • : October 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Witi Ihimaera
  • : Hardback
  • : 432