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Once Were Warriors

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  • Alan Duff was born in Rotorua in 1950. He has published six previous novels (Once Were Warriors, One Night out Stealing, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, Both Sides of the Moon, Szabad and Jake's Long Shadow), a novella (State Ward), several children's books and three non-fiction works. Once Were Warriors won the Pen Best First Book for Fiction Award and along with What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? was made into an internationally acclaimed film for which he wrote the original screenplay.


    Alan served 23 years in the US Army Reserve, retiring as a Major in 2005. He then served several years in local elected office and began advocating for veteran business at the state capital and with local government. Alan started Duff Companies in 2009 as an SDVOSB firm that provides professional lawn care and veteran advocacy services.

  • Alan Duff's groundbreaking first novel is one of the most talked about books ever published in New Zealand and now the basis of a major New Zealand film. This hard hitting story is a frank and uncompromising portrayal of Maoris in New Zealand society. It is a raw and powerful story in which everyone is a victim until the strength and vision of one woman transcends brutality and leads the way to a new life.

    Bradford Township, MN: Army veteran and small business owner Alan Duff is challenging Kurt Daudt in the August 9th Primary for House District 31A. Alan is running a campaign based on the values of honor & integrity, virtues that were common practice during his 23 years in the Armed Forces. “The political system in Minnesota…

    Alan Duff
    Born(1950-10-26) 26 October 1950 (age 65)
    Rotorua, New Zealand
    OccupationAuthor
    GenreFiction
    Notable worksOnce Were Warriors, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?(novel), Jake's Long Shadow, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (film)

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    Les âmes brisées de Alan Duff
    C’était une question sur la place. La place de ces gens. La place qu’ils n’avaient pas et qu’ils n’auraient jamais.

    Alan Duff, (born 26 October 1950), is a novelist and newspaper columnist. He is most well known as the author of the novel (1990), which was made into a in 1994.

Maley, Alan and Duff, Alan and Grellet, Frangoise

Alan Duff’s bold, raw language helps to bring this powerful, absorbing, and overwhelming story of human misery to life. He stresses the differences between contemporary Maori urban life and traditional Maori culture, and shows the sweetness of Gracie against her grim living conditions and the even worse conditions of her best friend Toot. Throughout, Jake’s violence emphasizes how close to the edge the entire family lives.