- Title Pages
- Part 1 Makali‘i: Identity
- Chapter One … And I who am still a woman woven … !
- Chapter Two A Contemporary Response to Increasing Mele Performance Contexts
- Chapter Three Un/Civilized Girls, Unruly Poems
- Chapter Four The Fisherman
- Chapter Five Pasin/Ways
- Chapter Six Nau mai, hoki mai
- Chapter Seven Tiki Manifesto
- Part 2 Peleiake: Institutions
- Chapter Eight let’s pull in our nets
- Chapter Nine Speeches from the Centennial of the Overthrow
- Chapter Ten Something in the Wind
- Chapter Eleven Sovereignty out from under Glass?
- Chapter Twelve The Many Different Faces of the Dusky Maiden
- Chapter Thirteen Stealing the Piko
- Part 3 Kūpuku: Community
- Chapter Fourteen “I Lina‘la‘ Tataotao Ta‘lo”
- Chapter Fifteen The Words to Speak Our Woes
- Chapter Sixteen All Things Depending
- Chapter Seventeen Pasin Pasifik/Pasifik Way
- Chapter Eighteen He Huaka‘i ma Hā‘ena
- Chapter Nineteen Words & Music
- Part 4 Ke Aweawe a Makali‘i: Word
- Chapter Twenty I write (J’écris)
- Chapter Twenty-One Ka Li‘u o ka Pa‘akai (Well Seasoned with Salt)
- Chapter Twenty-Two First Class
- Chapter Twenty-Three Adventures in Chronicling
- Chapter Twenty-Four When will I be content with my words? When will I sound out my poem words?
- Production Notes
- (p.266) Chapter Twenty-Two First Class
- University of Hawai'i Press
This chapter presents Albert Wendt’s short story “First Class,” which illustrates the complexities of teaching (and learning) creative writing at a university in Hawai‘i as well as the diversity of knowledge and experience informed by place and culture in the islands, along with the underlying tensions of such diversity.
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