13th March 2018

Wild Pork And Watercress

written in 1986 wild pork and watercress by barry crump is the story of ricky baker.Ricky is 12 years and 3 weeks old and is a quarter maori.Told in first person narrative Ricky tells this story with humour. Ricky is a victim of racism and the New Zealand social welfare system.He continues to run away from authority and he tells us he is treated differently because of his dark skin. We learn that Ricky is misunderstood ,people are too quick to make assumptions about him.Ricky is actually very cleaver and a fast learner.Ricky was sent to live with his aunt and uncle hec on a run down old farm that is far inland from gisborne.The faulkners farm was up a valley beside a river called the apopo and everything about the place was old and falling to bits. Aunt bella is loving and accepting she treats ricky like her own son.Uncle hec is a man of few words who can be grumpy ‘he can talk the talk but not walk the walk’- He is a lazy farmer

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