Pacific American-News Journal
Nowemapa/Kekemapa - November/December 1996
Volume 2 Issue 11
Na Mamo: Hawaiian People Today
by Jay Hartwell
`Ai Pohaku Press, Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu Publisher `Ai Pohaku Press today announced the
publication of its latest book--Na Mamo: Hawaiian People
The 248-page non-fiction book by journalist Jay Hartwell
offers readers a chance to meet Hawaiians who practice and
perpetuate Hawaiian traditions while living in a Western world.
The book includes profiles of a taro farmer, hula teacher,
musician, canoe coach, surfer, craftsman, healer, priest,
linguist, and an advocate of pono (righteous) living.
Hawaiian People Today also features 60 photographs by
award-winning Hawaiian photographer Anne K. Landgraf, and it is
being released in conjunction with a Bishop Museum exhibit of
Landgraf's photos from the book that runs through December 5 at
Lahaina Cannery Mall on the island of Maui. The exhibit will
travel to other islands in 1997.
Maile Meyer, `Ai Pohaku's co-founder, said Hawaiian People
Today is an important book that arrives at an important for
the people of Hawai`i, especially the Hawaiian people. Na
Mamo is a celebration of what it means to be Hawaiian today.
In September and October more teams than ever raced in the
Moloka`i-to-O`ahu canoe races. The cultivation of taro is being
celebrated in November at a Big Island festival. The return of
the ancient Hawaiian god Lono will be honored with ceremonies in
December. Every month, every week, every day, Hawaiian people are
living their lives as Hawaiians while also meeting the demands of
the Western World.
Meyer said in conjunction with the book's release, author Jay
Hartwell will be traveling around the state to sign books, share
what he has learned, and to encourage all of the state's people
to discover for themselves what it means to be Hawaiian today.
To learn more about Hartwell's Book, Meyer encourages Mainland
residents to visit the Hawaiian People Today
website at http://www.lava.net/namamo/
`Ai Pohaku Press also if offering Na Mamo: Hawaiian People
Today at a special, pre-sale price of $18.95. This offer is
good until November 10, 1996 for Hawai`i residents and December
31, 1996 for Mainland residents. After these dates, the price
will be $#22.95. If you are ordering more than four books, the
pre-sale price drops even further.
Books may be picked up at Native Books; new office in Honolulu
or they can be mailed to you first class for an additional charge
of $3 a book and $1 for each additional book.
For more information, please call `Ai Pohaku Press
distributor--Native Books at 808-845-8949. The toll-free
number for Mainland and Neighbor Island residents is
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