Lateral Review of REMEMBERING OUR INTIMACIES

Recovering Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) relationality and belonging in the land, memory, and body of Native Hawai’i

In the poems and short stories nestled among the chapters, there are favorite songs, childhood memories, and a poetic retelling of the standoff at Mauna Kea that attest to the resilience of pilina living on in spite of colonization. Osorio ends the book “Aʻole i pau,” a Kanaka way of saying “to be continued.” Indeed, Remembering Our Intimacies is a generative opening that invites future Kanaka intellectuals and aloha ʻāina to dive into the vast and deep Hawaiian language archive and more broadly into Indigenous ways of governing and relating. Her insights on intimacy remind us that to strive for a just future, we must love each other the way we love the land.

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