Thursday, 12 July 2018

Author focus : Witi Ihimaera 🕮✍️

For Homework in the holidays, we were assigned to learn about Witi Ihimaera. Witi Ihimaera is one well known author from New Zealand. Down below are some questions and answers about Witi Ihimaera.

Where and when was he born?
Witi Ihimaera was born on the 7th of February 1944 at Gisborne, a town in the East

What is his educational background?
Ihimaera use to attend Auckland University but didn’t exactly complete his degree

What are some famous books he has written?
* The Whale Rider
* Pounamu, Pounamu
* Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies

Other than writing, what else does he do in his career?
- Well, he was a professor

What are some of his achievements as a writer?
- Ihimaera has received many awards, exactly 3 times
- In 1995, he was awarded first place at Montana Book awards
- First place for Tangi in 1974
- First place for The Matriarch in 1986

What stories have you heard or read written by Witi Ihimaera?
Sadly I have not read a story written by Witi Ihimaera but he certainly sounds like
a good author.

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