Rahui – Nā Chris Szekely, Nā Brian Morris i whakamāori
This picture book is written in te reo Māori about cousins’ holidays in a rural Māori community – playing in the bush, riding horses, fishing, eeling and swimming at the beach.
During the holiday, a death leads to a rāhui (temporary ritual ban) being placed on the beach. After a year, the rāhui is lifted, and people return to the beach full of life and with their cousin in their hearts. The feeling of the book is joyous and wistful, and the illustrations richly evoke the atmosphere of the setting and people.
Format: This book is a Hardcover book
Language: This book is written in te reo Māori
About the Author:
Chris Szekely (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Ranui) was appointed the Chief Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library in 2007 and is the first Māori person to hold this position. He was previously City Librarian at the Manukau City Council, where he headed one of the largest and fastest growing public library services in New Zealand.
Another book by Chris is available here: Swim – The story Hinemoa & Tūtānekai