Award winning writer, storyteller, educator, Makia Malo, was diagnosed with Hansen’s disease at age 12, and exiled to Kalaupapa in 1947. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with Malo about experiences included in his new memoir.
Makia Malo will appear at this weekend’s Hawai’i Book and Music Festival for a talk story and reading from his new book, My Name is Makia: A Memoir of Kalaupapa. Pamela Young & Jeff Gere, contributors to Makia Malo’s new book, will appear also, this Saturday, May 18th, 10am in the Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavillion.
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Find My Name is Makia: A Memoir of Kalaupapa and other books by Watermark Publishing: