Buy Textbooks and Novels by Patricia Berwick

Current novels and textbooks written by Patricia Berwick are listed here.
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Unauthorized Power – a Textbook

Institutional racism, love of wealth, ignorance of others, and lack of understanding led to the shocking actions at Parihaka. These appalling actions reflected events carried out in the name of powerful governments throughout the world. ‘They’ were all-powerful. ‘They’ knew what was best for all.
How are the  indigenous peoples faring as a result? The statistics are no prize, but for some reason, culpability for having the highest imprisonment rates, lowest education, worst housing figures, and poorest health data rests with the indigenous. And yet, before large scale immigration to New Zealand, Maori were the most educated and most successful farming and business people in Aotearoa/New Zealand. What happened?

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A Fragile Strength (2nd Edition) – a novel

A Fragile Strength (2nd Edition), a novel, shows why the father becomes so heartless. It places events at Parihaka, New Zealand, within the international colonization processes of the 18th and 19th centuries. The main character is a nameless girl, who was at once both Māori and Pakeha. And yet, she is a misfit in both societies.
The girl tries to understand, to learn to find ways to help while looking for a solution for her life difficulties.

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2. Titled_Lightning_11_4338375408The Shattered – a novel

This book is a social justice novel which takes us on a journey of discovery into the worlds of child sexual abuse and adult stalkers. A psychologist and his friends enter into a harrowing quest. A quest to reveal the truth and to hold the perpetrators, and those who protect them, to account. The friends are caught in an evil turmoil of events while trying to prove the children’s fantasy stories are real.

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Peril in Paradise – novel

Peril in Paradise, a mystery adventure novel about a graduate student who chooses to research in the peoples on a remote island group in the Pacific. A fellow student, who appears to have all the right connections, invites her to the island group. She quickly finds nothing is as it seems as she becomes immersed in intrigue and legend that could be life-threatening to both herself and others. She decides she must uncover whatever is happening, despite her research, to ensure her safe return to the United States. 

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Power, Prejudice, Parihaka – a textbook

Power, Prejudice, Parihaka is a textbook written before the novel A Fragile Strength. The central theme is the history of events in New Zealand that culminated with the tragedy of the 6 November 1881. On this day armed constabulary entered a small Maori Village known as Parihaka Pa and forcibly arrested significant Maori leaders. The Maori leaders were involved in non-violent protests to retain their ancestral lands. The book aims to describe a model of colonization through the patterns of activities of the people involved. There is a second aim that perhaps through enhanced understanding of past events, peaceful relationships will develop in today’s world.

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