12 Oct 2018

Unity Books review - Ko Taranaki Te Maunga by Rachel Buchanan

From Nine To Noon, 10:35 am on 12 October 2018

Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books reviews Ko Taranaki Te Maunga by Rachel Buchanan, which is published by Bridget Williams Books Texts. "In 1881, 1500 colonial troops violently invaded the village of Parihaka on the Taranaki coast, jailing chiefs Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi. In this BWB Text, Rachel Buchanan tells her own, deeply personal story of Parihaka beginning with the death of her father, a man with affiliations to many of Taranaki's eight iwi. She describes her connection to Taranaki, the land and mountain, and the impact of confiscation."