Hoʻomoʻomoʻo: Piecing Together Expressions of Resistance

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2009
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Collier, Asia Nalani Muriko
Cachola, Ellen-Rae
Caligtan, Grace Alvaro
Casumbal, Melisa
Garces, Nicki Sahagun
Kwon, Brenda
McDougall, Brandy
Medalle, Melanie
Nemeth, Summer
Osorio, Jamaica
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Shannon Collier, Terri Kekoʻolani, Brenda Kwon, Summer Nemeth, Anjali Puri, Darlene Rodrigues, Cawa Tran, Leandra Wai, and Kyle Kajihiro.
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A handmade book of poetry representing a diversity of community women's perspectives on how militarization affects Hawaiʻi. It discusses the contradictions and differences among these women, due to different colonial histories that shape their relationship to militarization. But the book of poetry aims to weave their words together to bridge the divisions created by colonial and military oppression. Pieces include Artwork on Agent Orange by Asia Collier, I was born in a place/Filipino-Americans/They be watching us by Ellen-Rae Cachola, Hay(na)ku for Love in Occupied Nations by Grace Alvaro Caligtan, this is for the weavers by Melisa Casumbal, Michael of the Illest Rhymes by Nicki Sahagun Garces, Disneylands/How to Leave Your Mother by Brenda Kwon, Papatuanuku by Brandy McDougall, The Letter Speaks by Melanie Medalle, Map: Impacts of Militarization in Hawaiʻi/Nā Wahine Koa by Summer Nemeth, eJAMAICAtion by Jamaica Osorio, 4 years nad 1 anniversary are enough for me/The Meaning of Peace by Darlene Rodrigues, Between My Legs by Cawa Tran, A Kanaka Maoli Motherʻs Meditation and Prayer by Mahealani Wendt, On Militarism by Sonya Zabala, and a drawing of a woman kicking a tank by Gaby Ray.
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women, poetry, resistance, militarization, colonialism, Hawaiʻi, Kanaka Maoli, immigrant, multi-ethnic
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Rodrigues, Darlene, and Summer Nemeth, editors. Hoʻomoʻomoʻo: Piecing Together Expressions of Resistance. Honolulu: American Friends Service Committee-Hawaiʻi, 2009.
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