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Aloha From Bamboo Ridge

“EXPOUNDING THE DOUBTFUL POINTS” Wing Tek Lum Published with Permission by Bamboo Ridge Press (1987) LOCAL SENSIBILITIES (Inspired by Frank Chin) When I see a pineapple, I do not think of an exotic fruit sliced in rings to be served with ham, more...
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Aloha from Bamboo Ridge – “Reciprocity”

Jean Yamasaki Toyama Republished with Permission from “Bamboo Ridge: Celebrating 30 Years of Local Literature” (Spring 2007) Mamoko slid the slender ink stick forward then backward making sure that her even strokes made no ripples in the jet black liquid in the shallow well of her ink stone, just like he had taught her. Energy....
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Aloha From Bamboo Ridge

PELE’S TEARS Rachel Ana Brown Published with Permission “Bamboo Ridge: Journal of Hawai‘i Literature and Arts No. 91” (Bamboo Ridge Press, 2007) It hasn’t rained for four years. Mom has one of her boyfriends  hook the bathtub drain to a pipe...

Aloha From Bamboo Ridge

“THE BOWL” Marie Hara Reprinted with Permission (2007) My friend who runs a restaurant in Mänoa came back from Laos where he served for a month as a Buddhist priest. Billy did this after his uncle, head...

Aloha From Bamboo Ridge – “HIBAKUSHA”

Excerpt From “Anshü: Dark Sorrow” Juliet S. Kono Published with permission Bamboo Ridge Press (2010) Based on historical events, “Anshü: Dark Sorrow”is a novel of passion and human triumph in the face of extraordinary adversity, spanning the cane...

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