Thursday, March 8, 2012

Day 961:

The silencing of indigenous thought is not a phenomenon exclusive to Hawaii, nor is it an incident specific to written literature. Any opportunity to dispose of cultural capital is one that must be taken by the colonial project in order o be successful. The silencing of Hawaiian voices in this case, through literature, represents not only the silencing of portions of moolelo but entire kanaka maoli interpretations of moolelo and events and in silencing that interpretation haole translators and academic were successful in changing the landscape of popular kanaka maoli thought.

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