Mana Wahine is an anthology of Ngahuia Te Awekotuku’s writing covering Māori women’s contributions to feminism, art and politics.
Te Awekotuku, N. Mana Wahine Māori: Selected Writings on Māori Women’s Art, Culture and Politics. Auckland: New Women’s Press, 1991.
Ngahuia Te Awekotuku (Te Arawa, Tūhoe) is a leading feminist writer, lesbian-rights activist and advocate for Māori sovereignty. She was at the forefront of the women’s liberation movement in New Zealand, her feminist principles firmly rooted in a longstanding Māori women’s movement. She grew up surrounded by ‘a community of the most ferociously feminist women’ and she has been involved in Māori and indigenous notions of feminism, gender and sexuality for over twenty years. Mana Wahine is a collection of her memories, speeches, articles and essays.
This publication is part of the series Te Takarangi: Celebrating Māori publications - a sample list of 150 non-fiction books produced by a partnership between Royal Society Te Apārangi and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.