Haena Now Available in Paperback


Ha‘ena: Through the Eyes of the Ancestors,
by Carlos Andrade, is now available in paperback. Ha‘ena received Honorable Mentions for Excellence in Hawaiian Culture and Nonfiction at the 2009 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award Ceremony, sponsored annually by the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association.

Ha‘ena is a land steeped in antiquity yet vibrantly beautiful today as any Hollywood fantasy of a tropical paradise. He ‘aina momona, a rich and fertile land linked to the sea and the rising and setting sun, is a place of gods and goddesses: Pele and her sister, Hi‘iaka, and Laka, patron of hula. It epitomizes the best that can be found in the district of northwestern Kaua‘i, known to aboriginal Hawaiians as Hale Le‘a (House of Pleasure and Delight). This work is an ambitious attempt to provide a unique perspective in the complex story of the ahupua‘a of Ha‘ena.

May 2009 / ISBN 978-0-8248-3410-4 / $18.00 (PAPER)

Carlos Andrade will discuss Ha‘ena and moderate the panel “Holding Fast to the Land” at the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival, May 16-17, 2009, at Honolulu Hale. Click here for more details.