9780816679225-0816679223-Voices of Fire: Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele and Hi'iaka (First Peoples: New Directions Indigenous)

Voices of Fire: Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele and Hi'iaka (First Peoples: New Directions Indigenous)

ISBN-13: 9780816679225
ISBN-10: 0816679223
Edition: 1
Author: ho'omanawanui, ku'ualoha
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780816679225
ISBN-10: 0816679223
Edition: 1
Author: ho'omanawanui, ku'ualoha
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors ho'omanawanui, ku'ualoha wrote Voices of Fire: Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele and Hi'iaka (First Peoples: New Directions Indigenous) comprising 312 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0816679223 and 9780816679225. Since then Voices of Fire: Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele and Hi'iaka (First Peoples: New Directions Indigenous) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Stories of the volcano goddess Pele and her youngest sister Hi‘iaka, patron of hula, are most familiar as a form of literary colonialism—first translated by missionary descendants and others, then co-opted by Hollywood and the tourist industry. But far from quaint tales for amusement, the Pele and Hi‘iaka literature published between the 1860s and 1930 carried coded political meaning for the Hawaiian people at a time of great upheaval. Voices of Fire recovers the lost and often-suppressed significance of this literature, restoring it to its primary place in Hawaiian culture.

Ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui takes up mo‘olelo (histories, stories, narratives), mele (poetry, songs), oli (chants), and hula (dances) as they were conveyed by dozens of authors over a tumultuous sixty-eight-year period characterized by population collapse, land alienation, economic exploitation, and military occupation. Her examination shows how the Pele and Hi‘iaka legends acted as a framework for a Native sense of community. Freeing the mo‘olelo and mele from colonial stereotypes and misappropriations, Voices of Fire establishes a literary mo‘okū‘auhau, or genealogy, that provides a view of the ancestral literature in its indigenous contexts.

The first book-length analysis of Pele and Hi‘iaka literature written by a Native Hawaiian scholar, Voices of Fire compellingly lays the groundwork for a larger conversation of Native American literary nationalism.

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