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Publisher Description

‘You approach family stories with caution and care, especially when a thing long forgotten is uncovered in the telling.'In this deft memoir, Richard Shaw unpacks a generations-old family story he was never told: that his ancestors once farmed land in Taranaki which had been confiscated from its owners and sold to his great-grandfather, who had been with the Armed Constabulary when it invaded Parihaka on 5 November 1881.Honest, and intertwined with an examination of Shaw's relationship with his father and of his family's Catholicism, this book's key focus is urgent: how, in a decolonizing world, Pakeha New Zealanders wrestle with, and own, the privilege of their colonial pasts.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2021
11 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Massey University Press
SELLER
Chicago Review Press, Inc. DBA Independent Publishers Group
SIZE
2.4
MB

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