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UH Press 75th Anniversary Book Talk Series

UH Press 75th Anniversary Book Talk Series In-Person

Tuki DrakeOctober 27, 2022. 4:00pm, Hamilton Library, Room 306 and on Zoom
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Tuki Drake will talk about his recent graphic novel  Mata Austronesia: Stories From An Ocean World (UH Press – September 2022). The book is a collection of illustrated stories told by Austronesians past and present—an (ethno)graphic novel. Mata, the word for “eye” in numerous Austronesian languages, represents the common origin of the many distinctive Austronesian peoples spread throughout their vast oceanic realm. The tales in this book immerse us in the beauty of this shared heritage, ancestral memory, and cultural legacy.

Tuki Drake is an Islander, a father, an artist, a farmer, and a student of the Pacific who is passionate about Austronesian languages, cultures, histories, traditions, and art. Drake has an MA in Pacific Islands Studies from the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.


Thursday, October 27, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Hawaii (change)
Hamilton Library 306
Hamilton Library

Event Organizer

Daniel Ishimitsu

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