Being Pakeha Now: Reflections and Recollections of a White Native

Author(s): Michael King

Biography

A reprint of Michael King's seminal book on what it means to be a non-Maori New Zealander.First published in 1985, Being Pakeha Now became a kiwi classic, a strong reply both to Maori who were asserting their own identity and also to Pakeha who were mumbling that they didn't have a strong culture or identity of their own. Being Pakeha Now was updated in 1999 and is being reprinted again with a foreword by Kerry Howe, Professor of History at Massey University and author of The Quest for Origins.Because of Michael's untimely death, this book is the closest we'll have to memoir by this major New Zealand historian and biographer.In Being Pakeha Now Michael King carries the cultural debate forward. While recognising and respecting the place of Maori in New Zealand, he argues that Pakeha too belong inescapably to this country and have no other home. Part memoir, part apologia and part celebration of a country and its peoples, Being Pakeha Now is an exciting and controversial book that travels into the hinterland of the national psyche. First published 1999 (Parts of this book were first published in Being Pakeha in 1985)


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780143019565
  • : Penguin Group New Zealand, Limited
  • : Penguin Books (NZ)
  • : August 2004
  • : 230x150mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 251
  • : B/W photographs
  • : Michael King
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition