28 Apr 2011

Maori author to self-pubish latest book

7:42 pm on 28 April 2011

Maori artist and author Robyn Kahukiwa says it's too hard to find publishers willing to take a punt on Maori books so she's putting out her latest book herself.

Te Marama is a 32-page book in Maori with English translations about the tales and tikanga surrounding the moon.

She says that over the years many Maori stories Pakeha have made the stories into children's ditties and she aims to reclaim them with her book and restore the important tikanga they have for Maori.

Te Marama will be released in two weeks time and copies will be sold through Facebook as well as by friends and whanau.