Two book launches are scheduled this month for UH Hilo associate professor of history Kerri A. Inglis — one in Honolulu and one in Hilo. Her newly published work, Ma‘i Lepera: Disease and Displacement in Nineteenth-Century Hawai‘i, sheds light on the Kānaka Maoli who contracted leprosy and were sent to the remote peninsula traditionally known as Makanalua, on Molokai’s northern shore. The book offers compelling evidence of how the disease and its treatment altered Hawaiian perceptions and changed the way Kānaka Maoli viewed themselves—affecting their connections to each other, their families, their islands, and their nation.
Both events are free and open to all interested in attending the talk/signing. Books will be available for purchase and complimentary refreshments will be provided.
Friday, March 15, 2013
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Native Books/Na Mea Hawai‘i
Join us at the newly renovated shop at the ‘ewa end of Ward Warehouse.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Campus Center 301
The event is part of the monthly UHH English Department Brown Bag series of public discussions.
Next month Professor Inglis will also sign books on Wednesday, April 3, 1:00 p.m. at Basically Books in Hilo, as part of the store’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Merrie Monarch Festival.
Editors Patricia Crosby and Pamela Kelley will be attending, together with marketing director Colins Kawai and Asia studies product manager Steve Hirashima. Please visit us at booths 307, 309, and 311, where we will be offering a 20% discount and free shipping in the U.S. (Free shipping applies only to orders received or placed at the conference.)
Our publishing partners will be exhibiting nearby: Ateneo de Manila University Press/University of the Philippines Press (booth 313), Cornell University East Asia Program (booth 308), MerwinAsia/Seoul Selection/Shanghai Press and Publishing Development (booth 314), NIAS Press-Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (booth 312), and NUS Press-Singapore (booth 310). See you in San Diego!
Mark your calendars and get ready to get planting! UH Press will be offering more than 30 plant and gardening titles at 40% off: online only, March 12-19 (starts and ends noon, HST), while supplies last (sale prices in red):
A Native Hawaiian Garden: How to Grow and Care for Island Plants – $26.99/$16.19
Breeding Anthuriums in Hawaii – $31.00/$18.60
Breeding Dendrobium Orchids in Hawaii – $31.00/$18.60
Ethnic Culinary Herbs: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation in Hawai‘i – $26.99/$16.19
Flowers of the Pacific Island Seashore: A Guide to the Littoral Plants of Hawai‘i, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Fiji, and Micronesia – $19.00/$11.40
A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species – $39.00/$23.40
Hawaiian Heritage Plants: Revised Edition – $31.99/$19.19
Hawai‘i’s Ferns and Fern Allies – $25.00/$15.00
Landscape Planning in Singapore – $40.00/$24.00
Loulu: The Hawaiian Palm – $48.00/
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Beach and shoreline expert John R. K. Clark will speak on the topic of his most recent book, Hawaiian Surfing: Traditions from the Past, at two public programs:
Thursday, March 14, 2013
6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Atherton Hālau, Bishop Museum
The illustrated lecture is part of the museum’s “Traditions of the Pacific” educational program series. Free admission for museum members; $10 for general admission. To reserve a space, call (808)847-8296, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or RSVP online.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at West Hawai‘i Civic Center, on Kealakehe Parkway
(74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona)
As part of the “Hanohano ‘o Kona – Honoring Kona” community lecture series, John Clark’s Hawaiian Surfing talk is presented by Kona Historical Society, in cooperation with the County of Hawai‘i. Free and open to the public.
Another Five Dollar Friday Sale! We can’t promise there will be a sale every Friday, but we will be announcing them regularly in the coming months via Twitter,Facebook, our blog, and our website. Here are the Five Dollar Five for Friday, March 8, 8am to 4pm (HST), while supplies last: