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Published May 15th 2002 by Xlibris Corporation
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Troy Vistro
Aug 16, 2007 Troy Vistro rated it liked it
After reading Once Were Warriors I wanted to read more about the Maori. This book is loosely based on a true historical figure he followed the same journey but the details of his life were fictionalized. The main character Arthur Alesworth escapes slavery to board a whaling vessel. This leads him to New Zealand where he then is able to join a Maori cannibal tribe. The author does a good job of weaving historical detail into the story, however the story gets weak toward the end. All in all still ...more
Hilary Lang Greenebaum
So far like the 'based on a true story' of an escaped slave arriving in New Zealand in early 1800s, has the feel of historic authenticity plus all the prerequisites for a good story: power greed love hate sex food death community suvival and so on.
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