Native Books (Nā Mea Hawaiʻi)
Life of the Land: Articulations of a Native Writer
Dana Naone Hall
ʻAi Pohaku Press
Softcover, 264 pp.
Life of the Land: Articulations of a Native Writer explores the inexhaustible relationship of the Hawaiian people to their native land. Dana Naone Hall’s writings cover more than three decades of her political and cultural engagement in public, federal, state, and county processes. As an activist with poetic sensibilities, Naone Hall demonstrates how meticulous analysis coupled with the power of the imagination can unlock new ways of seeing and relating to places that may not be immediately recognized as retaining profound Hawaiian elements.