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"I sat with his sister beneath the breadfruit tree watching Ben paddle his Koa surfboard through the surf. I studied him as he tilted his body under the waves.... I waited for our aged Chinese chaperone to nod off and then slipped back out. Under the sound of pounding wave I too drifted off, waking with Benjamin standing over me, the tree's shadows falling across my skin like the pattern of a quilt."

"I sat with his sister beneath the breadfruit tree watching Ben paddle his Koa surfboard through the surf. I studied him as he tilted his body under the waves.... I waited for our aged Chinese chaperone to nod off and then slipped back out. Under the sound of pounding wave I too drifted off, waking with Benjamin standing over me, the tree's shadows falling across my skin like the pattern of a quilt."

In Review: “Dragonfruit” by: Malia Mattoch McManus – Shameless Beauty

In Review: “Dragonfruit” by: Malia Mattoch McManus – Shameless Beauty

The History of the Census In Hawai'i Pre-Annexation - NHGSoc

The Kalaupapa Settlement on Moloka'i Photo courtesy of Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection