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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 7, 1998

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Reggie De Leon - rdeleon@janm.org - 213-625-0414

Hawai`i Pidgin Voices : Talking da Kine In Poetry And Fiction

Los Angeles

Just like Aunty Hina Kahani said, “Ho, just ’cause us write in pidgin, no mean us dumb.” Discover the true meaning behind this statement and more on Saturday, July 25 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum. The Museum will present an afternoon with Bamboo Ridge Press authors Juliet S. Kono, Darrell H.Y. Lum and Lois-Ann Yamanaka reading pieces in Hawai‘i Creole, or Pidgin. Located at 369 East First Street in the Little Tokyo Historic District of Los Angeles, please call the Museum at (213) 625-0414 for reservations or more information.

Kono, Lum, and Yamanaka invite you to listen to their poetry and fiction filled with distinctive island Japanese American sensibilities read in Pidgin. For just $4 for adults; $3 for Students (with ID), Seniors, Children 6-17; and Free for Museum members and children 5 and under, the whole family can enjoy a lively talk-story session with the authors, moderated by Arnold Hiura, curator of the Museum’s current exhibit, From Bento to Mixed Plate.

 

 

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