Chapter One The story is told in the first-person point-of-view, of young Ricky Baker. This gives us the perspective of a young Māori boy, with his unique intellect and sense of humour and quick wit. Crump uses idioms, such as “Shoving more in…” Stuck me in…”,”keeping my head down” colloquial language such as cheeky and […]

Written in 1986, wild pork and watercress, by Barry Crump, is the story of Ricky Baker. Ricky is 12 years and three weeks old a quarter Maori boy. Told in the first-person narrative, Ricky tells his story with humor. Ricky is a victim of racism and the New Zealand Social Welfare system. He continues to […]

The story is set in an urbanizing rural area. It is told from a first Person point-of-view of a Male Maori. It uses formal language in the story. ‘Tamati’ is the only use of a Maori word and name. It talks about how the Maori once lived on this land and now the European men […]

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