New book releases from Hawaii authors
"The Heart of Being Hawaiian"
Sally-Jo Bowman, illustrated by Tamara Moan
This collection of essays covers topics from lua (Hawaiian martial arts) and lomilomi (massage) to Kahoolawe and Kalaupapa. Through these writings and profiles of several Hawaiian kupuna, Sally-Jo Bowman explores the question of what it means to be Hawaiian today.
The collection grows out of Bowman's 20-year search for her own identity as a Hawaiian woman. It is illustrated by her daughter, Tamara Moan.
Mother and daughter hold a reading and talk at 10 a.m. Saturday at Morning Brew Cafe, Kailua Shopping Center, with a book signing to follow.