Hawaii Nei: Island Plays
- About the Book
Hawaii Nei brings together three plays by one of Hawaii's finest playwrights. A compassionate portrait of early nineteenth- century Hawaii, “The Conversion of Kaahumanu” charts the lives of five women during the traumatic, transforming events that followed Western contact. Set in post-World War II Hawaii, “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.
- About the Author(s)
Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, AuthorVictoria Nalani Kneubuhl is an award-winning Hawaiʻi playwright and author. Her many plays have been performed in Hawaiʻi, the continental United States, Britain, Asia, and the Pacific. She has written and produced several novels, television series, and documentaries.
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