Ka Moʻolelo Hiwahiwa o Kawelo (HC)

Originally serialized in the Hawaiian-language newspaper Kuokoa Home Rula from January 1909 to April 1910, this new edition of Ka Moʻolelo Hiwahiwa o Kawelo presents Hoʻoulumāhiehie’s text in modernized Hawaiian with notes and an introduction by Native Hawaiian scholar Hiapokeikikāne Kichie Perreira. Hoʻoulumāhiehie’s telling of the Kawelo story is the longest and most comprehensively written in Hawaiian on this larger-than-life historical figure, from his exploits as a youngster to his battle for rule of the island of Kauaʻi. Hoʻoulumāhiehie masterfully weaves haʻakoʻikoʻi (formal) and kauhale (informal) styles of language, utilizing oratorical expressions, exhaustive explanations, precise terminology, and conventional discourse—an addition to the corpus of Kawelo literature that is unparalleled in scope, depth, and literary history. This work is intended as a useful guide for high school and college students, as well as other serious students of the Hawaiian language seeking a more comprehensive understanding of Hawaiian cultural practices.

Also available in softcover.

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Edited by Hiapo K. Perreira
ISBN: 978-1-58178-077-2
Price: $24.95
Date of Publication: 2009
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 300
Binding: cloth