From the powerful opening words of the Kumulipo to the propulsive rhymes of contemporary slam poetry, Hāpai nā Leo celebrates a diverse range of voices that explore, carry, and regenerate Hawaiian culture. Hāpai nā Leo is a literary companion to Malcolm Nāea Chun’s historical and philosophical works, the Ka Wana series, published by the Curriculum Research & Development Group, and No Nā Mamo, published by the University of Hawai‘i Press. This anthology responds to Chun’s work with a wide range of voices and perspectives far-ranging in style, form, and generation. They address broad, yet specific, topics: sovereignty and power; economic and social relationships; identity and spirituality. While these perspectives represent particular stories and places, they remind us that people everywhere define themselves in ways large and small, public and private, individual and communal.
|Author(s)||Malcolm Nāea Chun|
|Program||Ka Wana Series|
|Binding Type||Soft Cover|
|Grade Level(s)||7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+|
|Audience||Student, Teacher, Trade|