Rowley Habib

New Zealand writer

Rowley Habib (24 April 1933 – 3 April 2016), also known as Rore Hapipi, was a New Zealand poet, playwright, and writer of short stories and television scripts. In short story writing, from 1956 to 1971 Habib was a regular contributor to Te Ao Hou The New World, a magazine for Māori.[1]

Rowley Habib
Habib in 1969
Habib in 1969
Native name
Rore Hapipi
Born(1933-04-24)24 April 1933
Died3 April 2016(2016-04-03) (aged 82)

In 1984, Habib was awarded the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship.[2] In 2013, Creative New Zealand awarded him a Ngā Tohu a Tā Kingi Ihaka Te Waka Toi Award in recognition of his lifetime of service to Māori arts,[3] describing his play Death of the Land as a "landmark in the development of Māori theatre."

Habib died on 3 April 2016, aged 82.[4]

References Edit

  1. Ed. Maggie Awadalla and Paul March-Russell. The Postcolonial Short Story: Contemporary Essays. Palgrave Macmillan 2013
  2. "Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship: list of fellows". Creative New Zealand. Archived from the original on 9 July 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  3. "Creative New Zealand mourns the passing of Rore Hapipi (Rowley Habib)". Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  4. "Prominent Māori writer Rowley Habib passes away". Māori Television News. 4 April 2016. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.