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In this involving, compassionate memoir, Christina Thompson tells the story of her romance and eventual marriage to a. .

In this involving, compassionate memoir, Christina Thompson tells the story of her romance and eventual marriage to a Maori ma.

there's more but it all blurs together into one big racist zoetrope.

Transporting us back and forth in time and around the world, from Australia to Hawaii to tribal New Zealand and finally to a house in New England that has ghosts of its own, Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All brings to life a lush variety of characters and settings. there's more but it all blurs together into one big racist zoetrope.

Christina Thompson’s tale of New Zealand combines memoir with cultural history. Continue reading the main story. In June 1942, a United States naval convoy arrived in New Zealand, beginning a friendly invasion that would last two years and involve around 100,000 American soldiers and sailors. To help the visitors adapt, the New Zealand government published a booklet that made a useful point: New Zealanders have been well trained by your movies, it said, so we cotton (catch) on to most of your ordinary slang. But as we don’t export films to Hollywood you won’t know ours.

And eat you all. A New Zealand Story. For Aperahama, Matiu, and Dani Matariki. The crews of the two ships Heemskerck and Zeehaen see the light of many fires on shore and four canoes, two of which come toward them through the deepening gloom. It is not their first indication that this island or continent-they know not which-is inhabited, but it is the first time they have been close enough to make out the people.

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If you like New Zealand or are interested in the beautiful country, you will enjoy this. The author leads you through her life with her Maori husband and weaves in Maori history. A fascinting look at the original New Zealanders. It is a history lesson and a page turner. History meets personal -- and it works. com User, August 11, 2008. I picked up this book at my local bookstore and could not put it down.

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Transporting us back and forth in time and around the world, from Australia to Hawaii to tribal New Zealand and finally to a house in New England that has ghosts of its own, Come on Shore brings to life a lush variety of characters and settings

Transporting us back and forth in time and around the world, from Australia to Hawaii to tribal New Zealand and finally to a house in New England that has ghosts of its own, Come on Shore brings to life a lush variety of characters and settings. Yet at its core, it is the story of two people who meet, fall in love, and are forever changed. -San Francisco Chronicle. Отзывы - Написать отзыв.

In this involving, compassionate memoir, Christina Thompson tells the story of her romance and eventual marriage to a Maori man, interspersing it with a narrative history of the cultural collision between Westerners and the Maoris of New Zealand. Despite their significant differences, Thompson and her husband, Seven, share a similar sense of adventure and a willingness to depart from the customs of their families and forge a life together on their own. Thompson explores cultural displacement through the ages and the fascinating history of Europeans in the South Pacific, beginning with Abel Tasman's discovery of New Zealand in 1642. Yet at its core, this is the story of two people who meet, fall in love, and are forever changed.

Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story epub download

ISBN13: 978-1596911277

ISBN: 1596911271

Author: Christina Thompson

Category: Bio and Memoris

Subcategory: Ethnic & National

Language: English

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; Reprint edition (July 14, 2009)

Pages: 288 pages

ePUB size: 1586 kb

FB2 size: 1861 kb

Rating: 4.5

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Xtintisha
I've been to New Zealand only twice--not nearly enough. I've met Maories and regretted that my tourist schedule couldn't let me spend any more time than a few light conversations. Christina Thompson has devoted subtantially more time then that and committed to far more when she married a Maori named Seven.

Such a move compromises her objectivity as a cultural anthropologist, but so what? How many of them get the closeness and inside scoop that she has? Her research, going back to the orginal Dutch landing is all about the cultural clashes between Europeans and the first peoples of New Zealand. This is written in an entertaining and informative style, and the personal similarities between her new family and the annals of history are well done. The history is now relayed by a familiar voice; the personal details are kept sufficiently private--I never felt that her or her various familys' dignity was compromised.

The whole effect is comperable to a Bill Bryson type of memoir, his travel books, his biography. Ms. Thompson has written a fun and informative book and allowed me to look over her shoulder at a people I'm quite curious over. Finishing it, I hope that she, her husband, their children and all their realtions--close and distant--are well.
Xtintisha
I've been to New Zealand only twice--not nearly enough. I've met Maories and regretted that my tourist schedule couldn't let me spend any more time than a few light conversations. Christina Thompson has devoted subtantially more time then that and committed to far more when she married a Maori named Seven.

Such a move compromises her objectivity as a cultural anthropologist, but so what? How many of them get the closeness and inside scoop that she has? Her research, going back to the orginal Dutch landing is all about the cultural clashes between Europeans and the first peoples of New Zealand. This is written in an entertaining and informative style, and the personal similarities between her new family and the annals of history are well done. The history is now relayed by a familiar voice; the personal details are kept sufficiently private--I never felt that her or her various familys' dignity was compromised.

The whole effect is comperable to a Bill Bryson type of memoir, his travel books, his biography. Ms. Thompson has written a fun and informative book and allowed me to look over her shoulder at a people I'm quite curious over. Finishing it, I hope that she, her husband, their children and all their realtions--close and distant--are well.
Vivaral
I had to read this for a class and I loved it. It was a nice combination of history with a memoir. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn about Maori culture; on that note, I do not recommend it if you're looking for a thrilling suspense story -- that's not what this is.
Vivaral
I had to read this for a class and I loved it. It was a nice combination of history with a memoir. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn about Maori culture; on that note, I do not recommend it if you're looking for a thrilling suspense story -- that's not what this is.
Aedem
Great accessible history on New Zealand and author does a nice job tying history to her personal life and experiences. Author introduces the reader to initial contact of Europeans to the Maori Natives. Since she connects all the historical information to her own journey, it reads easily and gives you a ton of background.
Aedem
Great accessible history on New Zealand and author does a nice job tying history to her personal life and experiences. Author introduces the reader to initial contact of Europeans to the Maori Natives. Since she connects all the historical information to her own journey, it reads easily and gives you a ton of background.
Anarawield
I genuinely enjoyed the history lessons and found myself Googling many things mentioned in this book to learn more. To me, it was the perfect introduction to the Maori history and culture.

The personal story that is weaved into the book felt lacking. I was left wanting to know much more about the author's husband and his thoughts about her taking on this writing project (she is a white academic from Boston; he is a blue collar Maori). Additionally, the last couple chapters felt self indulgent. I understand why the author wrote about her privileged family tree, but it felt tacky to me.

In all, this is a good read, and I recommend it. I found myself talking about it at parties, sharing some of the grim facts (cannibalism) and curious history (a female Brit prisoner leaving ship to stay alone in New Zealand). It was just enough history to be interesting, and not so much that I felt I was sitting in class. Well done.
Anarawield
I genuinely enjoyed the history lessons and found myself Googling many things mentioned in this book to learn more. To me, it was the perfect introduction to the Maori history and culture.

The personal story that is weaved into the book felt lacking. I was left wanting to know much more about the author's husband and his thoughts about her taking on this writing project (she is a white academic from Boston; he is a blue collar Maori). Additionally, the last couple chapters felt self indulgent. I understand why the author wrote about her privileged family tree, but it felt tacky to me.

In all, this is a good read, and I recommend it. I found myself talking about it at parties, sharing some of the grim facts (cannibalism) and curious history (a female Brit prisoner leaving ship to stay alone in New Zealand). It was just enough history to be interesting, and not so much that I felt I was sitting in class. Well done.
Ynap
Preparing for my first visit to New Zealand, I was looking for a book that would orient me and draw me into the rich, and dauntingly vast, literature on that country's exploration, colonization, anthropology and social history. I feel I could have found no more thoughtful guide than Christina Thompson. The quote from the San Francisco Chronicle sums up my own assessment of her book: "A multilayered, highly informative and insightful book that blends memoir, historical and travel narrative ..."
Ynap
Preparing for my first visit to New Zealand, I was looking for a book that would orient me and draw me into the rich, and dauntingly vast, literature on that country's exploration, colonization, anthropology and social history. I feel I could have found no more thoughtful guide than Christina Thompson. The quote from the San Francisco Chronicle sums up my own assessment of her book: "A multilayered, highly informative and insightful book that blends memoir, historical and travel narrative ..."
Jake
This book taught me more about New Zealand and the Maori than I'd expected, and for that I am grateful. I was especially charmed by how the author placed familiar historical figures (Darwin, Captain Cook) on a timeline vividly and intuitively.

If only she'd shared as much insight in the personal parts of her story. Why did she hold back so much about the love and lust and joy and tears that are the meat of every marriage? At the very least, it would have helped if the book had included photographs of her husband and her homes. The cold, unsmiling headshot of the author provided little further emotional insight.

Early in the story, she mentions how her thesis proposal was criticized (arrogantly, in my opinion) for being overly emotional and personal. This criticism seems to have cut deep. I was left wondering if she'd applied it to her life... and this book.

That said, though, it is an interesting and unique story. Certainly a must-read for anyone traveling to New Zealand.
Jake
This book taught me more about New Zealand and the Maori than I'd expected, and for that I am grateful. I was especially charmed by how the author placed familiar historical figures (Darwin, Captain Cook) on a timeline vividly and intuitively.

If only she'd shared as much insight in the personal parts of her story. Why did she hold back so much about the love and lust and joy and tears that are the meat of every marriage? At the very least, it would have helped if the book had included photographs of her husband and her homes. The cold, unsmiling headshot of the author provided little further emotional insight.

Early in the story, she mentions how her thesis proposal was criticized (arrogantly, in my opinion) for being overly emotional and personal. This criticism seems to have cut deep. I was left wondering if she'd applied it to her life... and this book.

That said, though, it is an interesting and unique story. Certainly a must-read for anyone traveling to New Zealand.
Vathennece
I liked the author’s account of the first meetings between European explorers and the Maori people and the clash of cultures. She switched back and forth between history and memoir, putting her personal spin on present day Maori culture as embodied in Seven and contrasting his views with her more Western academic-driven attitudes. Her writing is compelling and I was rooting for this couple to make their relationship work.
Vathennece
I liked the author’s account of the first meetings between European explorers and the Maori people and the clash of cultures. She switched back and forth between history and memoir, putting her personal spin on present day Maori culture as embodied in Seven and contrasting his views with her more Western academic-driven attitudes. Her writing is compelling and I was rooting for this couple to make their relationship work.
I took this book with me on a three week long vacation to New Zealand. I finished it the first week. I've picked up a few more books from her reference material. I love the exploration of cultures clashing and cohabiting. It can be extrapolated to apply to any two or more cultures trying to communicate.
I took this book with me on a three week long vacation to New Zealand. I finished it the first week. I've picked up a few more books from her reference material. I love the exploration of cultures clashing and cohabiting. It can be extrapolated to apply to any two or more cultures trying to communicate.