Fishing for māui – book cover design

Isa Ritchie is a Wellington based writer. She grew up as a Pākehā child in a bicultural family and Māori was her first written language. She is passionate about food, wellbeing and social justice. Isa has written for the Pantograph Punch, the Spinoff, Organic NZ. Fishing for Māui is her second novel. 

Fishing for Māui is a novel with themes around food, family, and mental illness. It is also about identity, cultural disconnection, and a quest to reconnect with culture through mythology - that is where Māui come in. The story is told from the perspectives of five main characters and four more minor characters, each is on their own journey, and they are all connected by being part of the same whānau. The stories converge around a crisis that one family member goes through.

Photography and composition both by Floresta Design.

Client: Isa Ritchie and publiushed by Te Ra Aroha Press
Year: 2018
Website: Book summary

Fishing for Maui book cover design
Fishing for Maui book cover design
Fishing for Maui book cover design