Light in the Crevice Never Seen, Revised Edition Haunani-Kay Trask

ISBN: 9780934971706

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144 pages


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Light in the Crevice Never Seen, Revised Edition  by  Haunani-Kay Trask

Light in the Crevice Never Seen, Revised Edition by Haunani-Kay Trask
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ReviewsIt is stunning to read that this is the first publication of a book of poems by a Native Hawaiian. For mainlanders unaware of the racial issues in that apparent island paradise, Trasks work is an eye-opener. In heavily cadenced, musicalMoreReviewsIt is stunning to read that this is the first publication of a book of poems by a Native Hawaiian. For mainlanders unaware of the racial issues in that apparent island paradise, Trasks work is an eye-opener. In heavily cadenced, musical language, Trask explores the social realities affecting Native Hawaiians today, from youthful suicide to loss of language, from verbal racism to physical violence.

But there is also in her work a deep connection to the islands beautiful, ocean-ringed land and to the sustaining strengths of family and of love. Fierce words from a woman known for her dedication to her people.-BooklistLight In The Crevice Never Seen is the first volume of poetry ever published by an indigenous Hawaiian in the mainland US.

For a debut collection, it is extraordinarily angry. An activist and an academic, Trask resents what she sees as the subjugation of Hawaii by the Japanese and the Americans, and she is deeply chagrined at the development of tourism, which she believes to have accelerated the decay of native island culture and language.

While her view of Hawaiian history and politics will be of interest to outsiders unfamiliar with the islands and while Eleanor Wilners concise introduction helps put many of these issues into sharp focus for the reader few who are not already sympathizers will be moved by Trasks shrill, two-dimensional verse, which amounts to a kind of Polynesian agitprop.-Kirkus



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