Once were Warriors (Penguin Classics) by Alan Duff
A New Zealand classic, this novel is a raw and powerful portrayal of Maori in New Zealand society. This classic has been released in the Popular Penguin format to mark 50 years of publishing in New Zealand. The format reaches further back to 1935, when Allen Lane founded Penguin Books with a clear vision- ‘We believed in the existence of a vast reading public for intelligent books at a low price, and staked everything on it.’ Ground-breaking. Original. Heart-rending. Most talked about book in New Zealand, ever. Adapted into a blockbuster movie. Still in print three decades later.
Alan Duff was born in 1950 and lives with his wife and four children in Havelock North, New Zealand. He has published two precious novels, Once Were Warriors (also available in Vintage) and One Night Out Stealing; a novella, State Ward; and a work of non-fiction, Maori- The Crisis and the Challenge. Once Were Warriors won the PEN Best First Book for Fiction Award and was made into an internationally acclaimed film for which Alan Duff wrote the original screenplay.
Publisher: Penguing Group (NZ)
Published: 1 August 2023
Format: Paperback, 240pp
Category: Modern and contemporary fiction, general and literary, social classes