Bamboo Ridge, Journal of Hawai'i Literature and Arts (Issue #124) (Paperback)

Bamboo Ridge, Journal of Hawai'i Literature and Arts (Issue #124) By Eric Chock (Editor), Darrell H. y. Lum (Editor), Juliet S. Kono (Editor) Cover Image

Bamboo Ridge, Journal of Hawai'i Literature and Arts (Issue #124) (Paperback)

By Eric Chock (Editor), Darrell H. y. Lum (Editor), Juliet S. Kono (Editor)

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Anniversary Anthology Celebrating BAMBOO RIDGE and 45 Years of Literary Mischief-making in Hawaiʻi.

Bamboo Ridge founding editors Eric Chock and Darrell H. Y. Lum have returned to spearhead a new anniversary anthology celebrating 45 years of literary mischief-making in Hawaiʻi. With contributions from sixty-eight talented writers, the book features poems and stories that explore themes of cultural identity, art, resistance, and community. It's a collection that honors the resilience of local storytelling and Hawaiʻi's literary spirit, reaffirming Bamboo Ridge's commitment to foster, embrace, and preserve AANHPI voices. At over 400 pages, Issue #124 is one of the largest in the journal's history.

The cover art is inspired by an original photo taken in 1978 by Darrell Lum at the East O'ahu fishing spot, known as Bamboo Ridge, where hand-painted warnings adorned the rocky path. He titled the photo "Abunai" the Japanese word for "dangerous."

The choice of "Abunai" as the cover theme pays homage to Bamboo Ridge's audacious beginnings. At its inception, Bamboo Ridge Press embarked on a mission that many considered "abunai," opposing dominant narratives and stereotypes about Hawaiʻi and its people and taking a daring stand on the importance and value of local literature. The challenges faced by the journal in those early days have persisted as Bamboo Ridge remains dedicated to publishing works by, for, or about the people of Hawai'i and the Pacific--often making waves and navigating financial precarity.

Product Details ISBN: 9781943756100
ISBN-10: 1943756104
Publisher: Bamboo Ridge Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2023
Pages: 432
Language: English