Suitable for NCEA Level 1 and Level 2


(Maori authors included at end of list)
FICTION
Abdel-Fattah, Randa / Does my head look big in this?
Baillie, Allan / A taste of cockroach (short stories)
Bloom, Valerie / Surprising Joy
Bosse, Malcolm J / Ganesh
Carmi, Daniella / Samir and Yonatan
Chase, Diana / No more borders
Courtenay, Bryce/ Whitethorn (and some others)
Desai, Kiran / The inheritance of loss
Ellis, Deborah / Parvana
Ellis, Deborah / Parvana’s journey
Ellis, Deborah / The heaven shop
Ellis, Deborah / Diego, run!
Evans, Alwyn / Walk in my shoes
Figiel, Sia / They who do not grieve
Figiel, Sia / Where we once belonged
Fugard, Athol / Tsotsi
Golden, Arthur / Memoirs of a geisha
Harris, Christine / Fortune cookies (short stories)
Hendry, Frances Mary / Chandra
Hicyilmaz, Gaye / The frozen waterfall
Hidier, Tanuja Desai / Born confused
Hosseini, Khaled / The kite runner
Hosseini, Khaled / A thousand splendid suns
Jones, Carol / Goddess of cool
Kadohata, Cynthia / Weedflower
Kaye, M. M. / The far pavilions
Kingsolver, Barbara / Pigs in heaven
Kneubuhl, Lemanatele M. / The smell of the moon
Laird, Elizabeth / A little piece of land
Laird, Elizabeth / The garbage king
Lay, Graeme / Leaving one-foot island
Lay, Graeme / Return to one-foot island
Lewis, Richard / The flame tree
Lormer, Kathryn / The spare room
Lowe, Pat / Feeling the heat
McCarthy, Maureen / In between
Maas, Sharon / The speech of angels
Mankell, Henning / Secrets in the fire
Marchetta, Melina / Looking for Alibrandi
Marks, Nadia / Bitter sweet
Martell, Yann / Life of Pi
Mason, Prue / Camel rider
McCormick, Patricia / Sold
Morrison, Paul / Wondrous oblivion
Na, An / A step from heaven
Naidoo, Beverely / Chain of fire
Nair, Preethi / One hundred shades of white
Namioka, Lensey/Ties that bind, ties that break
Namioka, Lensey/An ocean apart, a world away
Ng, Lillian / Silver sister
O’Connor, Tom / Tides of Kawhia
Quivooy, Maartje / Right as rain
Rai, Bali / Rani & Sukh
Rifa’I, Amal & Ainbinder, Odelia / We just want to live here
Rushdie, Salman / Midnight’s children
Savvides, Irini / Willow tree and Olive
Savvides, Irini / Sky legs
Staples, Suzanne Fisher / Shabanu : daughter of the wind
Staples, Suzanne Fisher / Haveli
Staples, Suzanne Fisher / Shiva’s fire
Staples, Suzanne Fisher / Under the persimmon tree
Starke, Ruth / Nips XI
Starke, Ruth / Nips go national
Stratton, Allan / Chanda’s secrets
Tan, Amy / The bonesetter’s daughter
Tan, Amy / The hundred secret senses
Tan, Amy / Saving fish from drowning
Vijayaraghavan, Vineeta / Motherland
Wendt, Albert / The best of Albert Wendt short stories (short stories)
Ye, Ting-xing / Throwaway daughter
Zephaniah, Benjamin / Refugee boy

NON-FICTION
Azadi, Sousan / Out of Iran
Carter, Forrester / The education of Little Tree
Chong, Denise / The girl in the picture
/ I have in my arms both ways
Cinxin, Li / Mao’s last dancer : young reader’s edition
Ellis, Deborah / Three wishes
Ip, Manying / Home away from home
Kanal, Borany / Borany’s story
Latifa / My forbidden face
Mah, Adeline Yen / Chinese Cinderella
Muhsen, Zana / Sold : a story of modern-day slavery
Nazer, Mende / Slave
Sasson, Jean / Mayada : daughter of Iraq
Xinran / The good women of China


SHORT STORIES
Apirana Taylor - short stories.
Keri Hulme - short stories
Patricia Grace - short stories
Witi Ihimaera - short stories

Face relations: 11 stories about seeing beyond color. Edited by Marilyn Singer, Simon and Schuster: New York (2004).

Telling Tales. Edited by Nadine Gordimer, Bloomsbury: London (2004). (A collection that includes stories from: Chinua Achebe, Margaret Atwood, Nadine Gordimer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Arthur Miller, Amos Oz, Salman Rushdie, Jose Saramago, Paul Theroux among other luminaries! Published in support of HIV/AIDS treatment but the stories are not about that subject...)

Gaza Blues: different stories a collection by Etgar Keret (Israeli) and Samir El-youssef (Palestinian)

Where’s Waari? A history of the Maori through the short story. Edited by Witi Ihimaera, Reed: Auckland (2000)

Under this tree and other stories by Stanley Makuwe, Polygraphia: Auckland (2005). (A small collection of stories by a Zimbabwean nurse who emigrated to NZ in 2002. They talk about village life in rural Zimbabwe)

Other options could be individual stories by Albert Wendt, Garcia Marquez, some from the Huia short story collections etc
Out of bounds / Beverly Naidoo
Also try
“Nga tau rere : an anthology of ancient Maori poetry”
“He reo hou : 5 plays by Maori playwrights” shelf number 822.08HER
“Huia short stories 1997” (short story section – includes some of the authors above plus others)
“Huia short stories 5” (short story section) published 2003
For legends and mythology – 398.2

MAORI AUTHORS
Witi Ihimaera -fiction
Patricia Grace - fiction
Alan Duff – fiction
Keri Hulme – fiction
Kelly Ana Morey – “Bloom” and “Grace is gone”
Paula Morris – “Queen of beauty”
Renee –Kissing shadows and other novels and plays
Tim Tipene – Kura toa : warrior school (level too low for 8808 and 12905)
Hinematau McNeill - fiction
Hone Tuwhare (poet) – non-fiction
Apirana Taylor – fiction
Ranginui Walker (history of NZ) – non-fiction