The Long White Cloud: Stories from New Zealand
Retold by Christine Lindop
Word count 11,150
Nani Tama looked at each of us – Dad, Auntie Hiraina, my cousin Timi, and myself. His eyes were angry. “You fullas want me to die here in this room? Looking at these four walls? When the whakapapa is not yet finished?”’
But Nani Tama gets his own way, and his grandson drives him through the night, to find the missing pieces from the family history.
The stories in this volume of World Stories are by New Zealand writers James Courage, Witi Ihimaera, Philip Mincher, and Joy Cowley.