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"I be home": Childhood Belonging and Un/becoming in Hawai'i

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Title:"I be home": Childhood Belonging and Un/becoming in Hawai'i
Authors:Nolte-Odhiambo, Carmen
Date Issued:2018
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Citation:Nolte-Odhiambo, C. (2018). "I be home": Childhood Belonging and Un/becoming in Hawai'i. Children's Literature Association Quarterly 43(4), 377-394. Johns Hopkins University Press. Retrieved January 25, 2019, from Project MUSE database.
Abstract:In this article, I juxtapose two coming-of-age narratives, Lois-Ann Yamanaka's Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers (1996) and Matthew Kaopio's Written in the Sky (2005), analyzing how these texts inscribe onto their young protagonists the complex and competing ontologies in the Hawaiian Islands. This article contends that children's literature produced in settler societies and intent on participating in efforts of decolonization can productively resist the impulse to home the settler child on Indigenous lands and instead radically question the ways in which we construct home and belonging through the figure of the child.
Pages/Duration:32 pages
Rights:This article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.
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Journal:Children's Literature Association Quarterly
Appears in Collections: Nolte-Odhiambo, Carmen

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