TE AWA ATUA - Menstruation in the Pre-colonial Maori World
By Ngahuia Murphy
An Examination of Stories, Ceremonies and Practices Regarding Menstruation in the Pre-Colonial Maori World. Based on a Masters Thesis.
Te Awa Atua is the book that inspired the creation of AWWA period-proof underwear - it teaches us our pre colonial tupuna stories of our ikura (period). A wonderful addition to your library that you will not put down and never lend out!
Very enlightening pukapuka there is so much more to learn from our tūpuna to make te awa atua normal and not something to fear.
I haven’t read the book yet but I’ve been meaning to get this book for a long time and it happened to
show itself on the Awwa page so I bought it. Thank you!
Te Awa Atua is strong, intense, and strikes at the heart of colonial power dynamics by shifting the focus onto wahine Māori and their reality and precolonial truth. It’s an amazing book, at times angry, but it has every right to be.
I love these kaupapa so wanted to support both AWWA and Dr Ngāhuia Murphy and I’m very stoked I did. Such an awesome read. I’ve learnt so much! And look forward to listening to the podcast now. Mauri Ora