Biography of Titewhai Harawira emotional turn

Titewhai’s 90th birthday

Pierre Verschaffelt

Hinenewhare Harawira – Biography of Titewhai Harawira emotional turn

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Activist Hineshare Harawira says writing her mother’s life story brought back some difficult memories.

Activist Hineshare Harawira says writing her mother’s life story brought back some difficult memories.

The book was launched at a celebration of Titewhai Harawira’s 90th birthday this weekend.

She says her mother’s habit of storing old documents helped with the research, but her own memories influenced how she told the story.

Hinenewhare Harawira says she was initially reluctant to write the pukapuka, but the supporting editorial team including sister-in-law Hilda Halkyard-Harawira, Jenny Rankin and Susan Healy helped make the job exciting.


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