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Rangikura

Tayi Tibble author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Published:25th Apr '24

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Maori mythology and endless summers: the sparkling second collection from a daring new poetic voice

I am made in the image of my mother ...
I am made in the image of / my mountain / my river / my whenua

In Rangikura, plastic tiaras melt into boiling rivers, and family memories blur with ancestral mythologies. Satanic stepbrothers play jenga while the deity Mahuika burns - and the temperature is rising. Here, anger and loss, history and pop culture are spun into verses woven with vernacular and Te Reo Maori. At the collection's centre, our protagonist whirls through a love/hate story for the internet age, facing the sting of unanswered texts and unmet expectations with wit, sensibility and devastating glamour.

Rangikura is the captivating second collection from award-winning poet Tayi Tibble. From feminism to colonialism, skuxes to daddies, wild swimming to schoolboy hakas, these poems at once mark the end of the world and the dawn of a new day. Poignant, hilarious and liberatory, Rangikura reminds us that the personal is sometimes political, the political is always personal, and poetry can be revolutionary.

'I love [it], it's so good, I'm so impressed . . . totally encapsulates the heady vibe of being a young woman in New Zealand' -- Lorde * Metro NZ *
It demonstrates the power of all paradigm-shifting books - which is to fold up previously knotty stumbling blocks like they are furniture left out in the rain, and then replace it with an enlarged space -- John Freeman * LitHubBio *
Tibble speaks about beauty, activism, power and popular culture with compelling guile, a darkness, a deep understanding and sensuality -- Hinemoana Baker

ISBN: 9781802060652

Dimensions: 197mm x 128mm x 6mm

Weight: 97g

96 pages