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In Words There is Life: Kanaka Ōiwi Participation in Slam Poetry

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Title:In Words There is Life: Kanaka Ōiwi Participation in Slam Poetry
Authors:Mackenzie, David
Keywords:Slam poetry
Kanaka ‘Ōiwi
oral traditions
Date Issued:May 2016
Publisher:[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2016]
Abstract:This thesis investigates the participation of Kānaka ‘Ōiwi in slam poetry. It explores why some Kānaka have chosen slam poetry as their poetic expression, but also looks at how slam poetry, an American poetic form, can be an articulation of contemporary Kanaka ‘Ōiwi culture. This project looks at the connections with oral traditions and examines the ways Kanaka slam poets use slam poetry to push against stereotypical/colonial notions of Hawai‘i and Kānaka.
Description:M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2016.
Includes bibliographical references.
Appears in Collections: M.A. - Pacific Islands Studies

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