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Wahine Toa and the Pakehas

Wahine Toa and the Pakehas

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WAHINE TOA AND THE PAKEHAS, Emily George, Dykebooks, Melbourne, 1987    33 pages

This two act play deals with ignorance and prejudice as well as the pain and brutality of racism as Wahini Toa, a Maori lesbian, interacts with a nameless pakeha lesbian in the Australian bush in act one and with her pakeha lover in an Australian city in act two. The play deals with a range of issues as Wahine Toa, the name means strong womyn, and the pakehas try to come to terms with their different cultural ways of being in the world.