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Jonathan Osorio

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824839772

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839772.001.0001

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Save the Hawaiian, Eat the Pig

Save the Hawaiian, Eat the Pig

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(p.23) Save the Hawaiian, Eat the Pig
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I Ulu I Ka 'Aina
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Wendell Kekailoa Perry

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839772.003.0003

This chapter presents a story about a Hawaiian man, his pet pig, and the law. It takes place in Waiʻanae, located on the west end of the island of Oahu. The main character is named Keola who is “houseless” because of personal problems and the very tough economic situation in Hawaiʻi. As a result, he now lives on the beach under a twenty-by-twenty-foot gray tarpaulin. Keola's story teaches us about the limitations of the law and the expansiveness of our cultures. The story reminds us that there will be times when the two will intersect and other times when they will be unable to coexist without some kind of compromise.

Keywords:   Hawaiian man, pet pigs, law, homeless, houseless, Waiʻanae, culture

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