‘In the history of Maori history, there have been plenty of single stories ... There is no single story in this book’, Metro

‘Remember the hurihuri: A great new multi-voiced history of Maori’, Metro magazine, May 2015, reviewed by Nic Low. See full review here: www.metromag.co.nz/culture/books/tangata-whenua-an-illustrated-history-review

‘Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie once spoke of “the danger of a single story” ... In the history of Maori history, there have been plenty of single stories ...

Tangata Whenua has been lauded as the definitive statement on Maori history, and with good reason. It’s magnificent as accessible history and as a coffee table centrepiece ...

‘But rather than fixing a definitive story of its own, the book’s power lies in its multiplicity of voices and viewpoints. Five hundred exquisite images extend its breadth; informal snaps and formal portraits sit beside images of taonga, maps, sketches and artwork ...

‘Histories unfurl in all directions. There is no single story in this book, just as there can be no single story of Maori. Tangata Whenua is a rich and essential addition to the debate.’