Habib in 1969
|Born||24 April 1933|
|Died||3 April 2016(aged 82)|
Rowley Habib (24 April 1933 – 3 April 2016), also known as Rore Hapipi, was a New Zealand poet, playwright, and writer of short stories and television scripts. In short story writing, from 1956 to 1971 Habib was a regular contributor to Te Ao Hou The New World, a magazine for Māori.
In 1984, Habib was awarded the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship. In 2013, Creative New Zealand awarded him a Ngā Tohu a Tā Kingi Ihaka Te Waka Toi Award in recognition of his lifetime of service to Māori arts, describing his play Death of the Land as a "landmark in the development of Māori theatre."
Habib died on 3 April 2016, aged 82.
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- Ed. Maggie Awadalla and Paul March-Russell. The Postcolonial Short Story: Contemporary Essays. Palgrave Macmillan 2013
- "Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship: list of fellows". Creative New Zealand. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
- "Creative New Zealand mourns the passing of Rore Hapipi (Rowley Habib)". Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
- "Prominent Māori writer Rowley Habib passes away". Māori Television News. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.