's Native Son, the forthcoming second volume of his memoirs, is to include his diplomatic years.
is based on a USDOT initiative, the Pilot Entrepreneurial Training and Technical Assistance Women and Girls Program, which began in 2009 as a partnership with Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.
is still taking reservations for the Summit that will be held May 31-June 2, 2015 at the Doubletree by Hilton San Jose.
New Zealand author Witi
Ihimaera is at the Banff Centre for his third time.
Considered the first Maori novelist, Witi
Ihimaera blends Maori culture with wry humor, breathtaking imagery, and a convincing portrayal of a modern girl's pluck.
After acknowledging other Maori authors in the literary canon, Somerville selects for direct comparison and criticism two works whose authors "turned their attention to the politics of the region" (61): Witi
Ihimaera's 1987 novella The Whale Rider and Hinewirangi's 1990 collection of poetry Kanohi ki te Kanohi These two authors provide waka journeys to Papua New Guinea and Hawai`i, respectively, articulating "innovative contributions" (62) of colonial and cultural connection between Maori and other Pacific Islanders.
The final chapter picks up many of the threads developed in earlier ones to consider "Cultural Deracination and Isolation" via novels by Witi
Ihimaera, Keri Hulme and Alan Duff.
Doctorow and Jonathan Franzen; the Italian novel has Umberto Eco; the German novel has Gunter Grass; the Canadian novel has Margaret Atwood; the Chinese novel has a number of energetic small fry; the Australian novel has Peter Carey, Thomas Keneally, Tim Winton, David Malouf and Murray Bail; the New Zealand novel has Lloyd Jones and Charlotte Randall; the Samoan novel has Albert Wendt and the Maori novel has third rate Witi
He has crossed swords or fallen out with Albert Wendt, Witi
Ihimaera, Alistair Paterson, Louis Johnson, Lauris Edmond and the whole motley crew of the Wellington literary mafia, who are as narrow minded as the Spanish Inquisi-tion (especially about the truth) and who have no hesitation in applying unspeakable literary torture to obtain confession of that most heinous of literary sins--that of being an Auck-lander, especially one who possesses literary talent.
He graduated from Worcester Boys Trade High School and the post graduate program at WITI