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Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story
 
 
Author
Christina Thompson.
Publisher Bloomsbury  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.8 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781596911260
Pages/Publication Date 270/2008
Daedalus Item Code 31881
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Harvard Review editor Christina Thompson here depicts the cultural collision between Westerners and the Maoris of New Zealand, told partly as a history of the complex and bloody period of contact between Europeans and the Maoris in the 18th and 19th centuries, and partly as the story of her own marriage to a Maori tradesman named Seven. In this extraordinary book, which grows out of decades of research, Thompson explores the meaning of cross-cultural contact and the fascinating history of Europeans in the South Pacific, beginning with Abel Tasman's discovery of New Zealand in 1642.

"Her observations about the enduring effects of colonization [are] penetrating. She puts her vantage point of insider-outsider to good effect, tracing the genealogy of racial stereotypes and cutting through some of New Zealand's most cherished myths about itself."—NYTBR

"Christina Thompson defines a contact encounter as "what we call it when two previously unacquainted groups meet for the very first time." This unusual, unclassifiable, unfailingly interesting book is a contact encounter. Few readers will forget their first meeting with the author, with her Maori husband, and with the historical context that swirls around them. Thompson writes beautifully, and, even more remarkably, she surprises us on every page."—Anne Fadiman

 
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