Mapuana Makia lends fluidity to this memoir's descriptions of Hawaii--its lush settings, legends and lore, and musical language. In contrasting tones, Makia delivers the painful history of colonialism and stereotyping of Hawaii as merely a tourist destination. Similarly, Makia gives listeners a felt sense of the intersectional issues faced by Machado through the juxtaposition of her proper, directive white Southern mother and her passive-seeming Indigenous father. Most memorable are Makia's vivid depictions of Machado's fierce rebelliousness and discomfort in a seeming paradise. S.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2023]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2023
CD ISBN 978-1-9786-9462-0 $38.99 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-9786-9463-7 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-9786-9464-4 $35.99
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