This study guide will help you analyze the short story “A Way of Talking” by Patricia Grace. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it.
Presentation of the text
Title: “A Way of Talking” (1975)
Author: Patricia Grace
Genre: Short story
Patricia Grace was born in New Zealand in 1937. She is a writer of short stories, novels, and children
'’s books, and she has received several awards for her literary accomplishments.
The story “A Way of Talking” is taken from her first published work, Waiariki, published in 1975, which is the first published collection of short stories by a Maori woman writer.
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