Welcome to our latest interview with Native Hawaiian and local Hawaiʻi writers! Author Dani Hickman is the author of four delightful children’s books published by Island Heritage. Hi, Dani. For those who haven’t met you, could you please tell us a little about yourself? I’m a married local girl with four adult children. My youngest, who co-authored
Some of my favorite popular posts when I published Pūpū A ‘O ‘Ewa Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts at Leeward Community College were personal essays by students and faculty. Fishing for Grandma, by my colleague and longtime friend, Dave Kaʻapuwai “Manu” Bird, was first published in 2014. About this essay, one of our readers wrote, “I especially loved reading Manu’s
The Hawaiian language — ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi — is a beautiful, rich language. Thanks to the internet, ʻōlelo can now be heard across the globe. Read-aloud versions of childrenʻs books in English are readily available online. And now thanks to Kamehameha Publishing, books in ōlelo are, too.
Our ongoing series on Native Hawaiian and local Hawaiʻi writers continues this week with my friend, author Brandi-Ann Uyemura. Writing coach, blogger, coach and author, Brandi does it all. Her articles and essays inspire hope, courage and compassion. An Asian American
Native Hawaiians have a rich oral tradition that spans over a thousand years. Our stories are told in many forms: songs, chants, hula, legends, ʻōlelo noʻeau, and word play. Modern Hawaiians continue our ancient tradition by weaving their stories into beautiful spoken poetry. Chris Oliveira is
Welcome to the next post in a series of interviews with Native Hawaiian and local Hawaiʻi writers! I am delighted to feature my friend, the talented Native Hawaiian author Tammy Paikai. Her five picture books cover subjects that teach children important life lessons but do so in a fun and approachable way that kids — and their grown-ups — love.