Potiki (Patricia Grace)


Potiki is one of Patricia Grace’s most well-known novels. It’s deceptively simple, written in simple language but engaging with complex imagery and symbolism. Grace merges Christian mythology and Maori belief systems in a novel that is at once lyrical and political — that balance so often overlooked by literary critics. It’s a masterful novel that touches on issues of sovereignty, language revitalization, and community spirit. I’ve read it twice so far and will definitely read it again.

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