Hawaiʻi Nei: Island Plays

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University of Hawaiʻi Press, Jan 1, 2002 - Drama - 227 pages
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Hawai'i Nei brings together three plays by one of Hawai'i's finest playwrights. A compassionate portrait of early nineteenth-century Hawai'i, The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu charts the lives of five women during the traumatic, transforming events that followed Western contact. Set in post-World War II Hawai'i, 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, the author of Hawai'i Nei: Island Plays, is a well-known Honolulu playwright and writer. Her work has been performed in Hawai'i and elsewhere in the Pacific, the continental U.S., Britain, and Asia. She is currently the writer and co-producer for the television series "Biography Hawaii.

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