Story: Māori fiction – ngā tuhinga paki

Bruce Stewart and his story 'Boy'

In his fiction, Bruce Stewart has explored themes of violence and racial alienation, but has also dwelt on human relationships with the land and the perspectives of children. Listen to a short extract from his story 'Boy' read by George Henare. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1998/1601/20-F
Photograph by Ross Giblin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Sound file from Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision – Radio New Zealand collection. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision (Maori programmes 1977/Reference number ID47291)

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How to cite this page:

Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, 'Māori fiction – ngā tuhinga paki - Confronting reality', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/42295/bruce-stewart-and-his-story-boy (accessed 5 July 2020)

Story by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, published 22 Oct 2014