New to the library
This epic historical adventure tells the story of pre-colonial Aotearoa New Zealand like it’s never been told before. A young Māori man, compelled to learn the stories of his ancestors, returns to his family marae on the east coast of the North Island to speak to his elderly grand-uncle, the keeper of the stories. What follows is the enthralling account of the young man’s tipu-na, the legendary warrior Kai-tanga, after whom his marae’s whare puni has been named.
Kawai: For Such a Time as This is the remarkable first novel by respected historian Dr. Monty Soutar, ONZM (Ngati Porou, Ngati Awa, Ngai Tai ki Tamaki, Ngati Kahungunu)
This is a great read averaging 4.22 stars and was finalist for Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction
KAWAI—FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS BY
DR MONTY SOUTAR