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Hawai'i Is My Haven: Race & Indigeneity in the Black Pacific

Nitasha Sharma
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
4:00-5:30 PM
3512 Haven Hall Haven Hall Map
Nitasha Sharma (African American Studies & Asian American Studies, Northwestern) will be in conversation with a faculty member about her most recent monograph, Hawai’i Is My Haven: Race and Indigeneity in the Black Pacific. This book is an ethnography based on a decade of fieldwork including interviews with 60 people of African descent in the islands, including Black Hawaiians, Black Japanese, and African American transplants from the continental U.S. Two questions frame this project: What does the Pacific offer people of African descent? And how does the racial lens of African Americans illuminate inequalities, including anti-Black racism, in the islands? Bringing Black Studies into conversation with Native Studies, it charts how Hawai‘i’s Black residents, including Black hapas, negotiate race, indigeneity, and culture.
Building: Haven Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Apia, Asian/pacific Islander American Studies, Books, Culture, Department Of American Culture, Discussion, In Person
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, Department of American Culture