Hawaii Nei: Island Plays (Talanoa: Contemporary Pacific Literature)

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Hawaii Nei brings together three plays by one of Hawaii's finest playwrights. A compassionate portrait of early nineteenth- century Hawaii, "The Conversion of Kaahumanu" charts the lives of five women during the traumatic, transforming events that followed Western contact. Set in post-World War II Hawaii, "Emmalehua" tells the story of a young Hawaiian woman struggling to preserve a cherished cultural heritage in a world eager to forget the past and embrace the new American dream. Through history, humor, and a whodunnit plot, the past and present collide in "Ola Na Iwi," which explores the issues surrounding the treatment of indigenous human remains.

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Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl is a well-known Honolulu playwright and writer. Her work has been performed in Hawai`i and elsewhere in the Pacific, the continental United States, Britain, and Asia. She is currently the writer and coproducer for the television series Biography Hawaiʻi.

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"Represents the very best of indigenous theatre. . . . Each play is written with verve and wit and has a sure sense of theatricality."

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