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By Noenoe K. Silva,Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

In The strength of the Steel-tipped Pen Noenoe ok. Silva reconstructs the indigenous highbrow heritage of a tradition where—using Western standards—none is presumed to exist. Silva examines the paintings of 2 lesser-known Hawaiian writers—Joseph Ho‘ona‘auao Kanepu‘u (1824–ca. 1885) and Joseph Moku‘ohai Poepoe (1852–1913)—to exhibit how the wealthy highbrow background preserved in Hawaiian-language newspapers is vital to figuring out local Hawaiian epistemology and ontology. of their newspaper articles, geographical surveys, biographies, old narratives, translations, literatures, political and fiscal analyses, and poetic works, Kanepu‘u and Poepoe created a list of Hawaiian cultural historical past and idea on the way to transmit ancestral knowledge to destiny generations. Celebrating indigenous highbrow organization in the course of US imperialism, The energy of the Steel-tipped Pen is a decision for the extra recovery of local Hawaiian highbrow background to help floor modern Hawaiian suggestion, tradition, and governance.

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