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Title:Shipping & Handling
Authors:Scanlan, Cavan R.
Contributors:English (department)
Date Issued:May 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:Shipping & Handling is a collection of poetry and short stories exploring legacies: the ones we
inherit, the ones we leave, and the space between. It examines our attempts to claim identities by
reclaiming the space once occupied by those before us. Though primarily based in Hawaiʻi (from the
1940s to present day), regular “commuting” to and from Samoa (and its culture, sensibilities, even
some language) plays a prominent role throughout this collection. The pieces mimic a movement
between and within generations, traveling through remembrance, language and family to weave
together those ancient bonds, dust off the residue of occupation, and reinforce a collective identity
to bear the weight of a post-colonial reality. Shipping & Handling celebrates the beauty in the
fantastic and the mundane that is the space we occupy.
Description:M.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Appears in Collections: M.A. - English

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