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Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific

Jeffrey Carroll, Brandy Nalani McDougall, and Georganne Nordstrom


This book is the first to navigate the interconnections between the rhetorics and aesthetics of the Pacific. Like the bright and multifaceted constellation for which it is named, the book showcases a variety of genres and cross-genre forms that explore a wide range of subjects, from Disney’s Aulani Resort to the Bishop Museum, from tiki souvenirs to the Dusky Maiden stereotype, from military recruitment to colonial silencing, from healing lands to healing words and music, from decolonization to sovereignty. The chapters go beyond conceiving of Pacific rhetorics and aesthetics as being always a ... More

Keywords: decolonization, Pacific, rhetorics, aesthetics, cultural traditions, Oceania, sovereignty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780824838959
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Carroll, editor
University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Brandy Nalani McDougall, editor

Georganne Nordstrom, editor

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Front Matter


Jeffrey Carroll, Brandy Nālani McDougall, Georganne Nordstrom

Chapter One … And I who am still a woman woven … !

Flora Devatine, translated by Jean Anderson

Chapter Four The Fisherman

Michael Puleloa

Chapter Five Pasin/Ways

Steven Winduo

Chapter Six Nau mai, hoki mai

Alice Te Punga Somerville

Chapter Seven Tiki Manifesto

Dan Taulapapa McMullin

Chapter Eight let’s pull in our nets

Chantal Spitz, translated by Jean Anderson

Chapter Nine Speeches from the Centennial of the Overthrow

Haunani-Kay Trask and Mililani Trask, transcribed by Joan Lander of Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina

Chapter Thirteen Stealing the Piko

Brandy Nālani McDougall and Georganne Nordstrom

Chapter Fifteen The Words to Speak Our Woes

Chantal Spitz, translated by Jean Anderson

Chapter Sixteen All Things Depending

Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio

Chapter Eighteen He Huaka‘i ma Hā‘ena

Gregory Clark and Chelle Pahinui

Chapter Twenty I write (J’écris)

Chantal Spitz, translated by Jean Anderson