Ataria Sharman

Kaiwāwāhi Kaupapa Māori | Editor – Kaupapa Māori
Ataria Rangipikitia Sharman (Ngāpuhi, Tapuika) is a writer and editor and our Kaiwāwāhi Kaupapa Māori. She is the creator of Awa Wahine and a Creative Northland board member. Ataria has a Masters of Arts in Māori Studies and her dissertation focussed on Mana Wahine and the Atua Wāhine. The manuscript for her children's fiction novel Hine and the Tohunga's Portal was one of five selected for Te Papa Tupu 2018 and will be published by Huia Publishers in June 2021. Ataria's writing has been published on E-Tangata, The Pantograph Punch, Awa Wahine, Ensemble, Love in the Time of COVID: A Chronicle of a Pandemic, Creative Junction and The Māori Literature Trust, and her poetry was featured in IHO: A Collaborative Exhibition about Māori Hair. Ataria grew up in Te Whanganui-a-Tara and now lives in Whangārei, Te Tai Tokerau with her partner Te Piha Niha.
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