Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler

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Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler


New Zealand

Birth - Death

1944 -



Notable Achievements

Distinguished Companion New Zealand Order of Merit


Famed writer of Maori descent, became a member of the Foreign Office and Consul General in New York. As the first published Moari novelist in history, he is also a short story writer and co-editor of an anthology of Maori writings. Latest books reflect on life as a gay person in Maori culture. Former Professor and Distinguished Creative Fellow in Maori Literature at the University of Auckland (1990-2010). Also known as Witi Ihimaera.

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