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Review: Curve of the Hook, from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (MĀNOA)

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reviewed MĀNOA Vol. 28 No. 1, Curve of the Hook in its Sunday Magazine.

Curve of the Hook is the first book-length work in English about Dr. Sinoto’s life and work. Dr. Sinoto’s research fundamentally changed the way the world views the accomplishments of ancient Polynesians, whose early voyages are considered to be among the great achievements in human history.

In the April 23 review, David A.M. Goldberg wrote:

Sinoto, who learned Tahitian and started his research from a place of respect, represents the best that science has to offer as a discipline and worldview. ‘Curve of the Hook’ is the story of a life everyone in Hawaii should know about and be inspired to emulate as we witness ongoing threats to the indigenous cultures of Polynesia.

Find the full review here at the Star-Advertiser.

Attend MĀNOA’s Curve of the Hook panel at this weekend’s Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival, Saturday, May 6 at noon. Preview the event here.

Nov. 17 Event at UH: Translating Curve of the Hook

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Mānoa Editor and Translator to Speak about Translation Process for Curve of the Hook

biography-talkMānoa editor Frank Stewart and guest translator Madoka Nagadō will describe the painstaking process of working on Curve of the Hook: An Archaeologist in Polynesia during a Nov. 17 event at the UHM Center for Biographical Research. The event is part of the center’s weekly Brown Bag Biography series.

The project began with the Mānoa editors wishing to publish a biography about Dr. Yosihiko Sinoto. They eventually found Japanese publication Rakuen Kōkogaku and undertook its translation and editing. In 1996, the book received the Yoshikawa Eiji Cultural Award, and in 1999 was selected as one of the best 100 biographies of a Japanese in the twentieth century. Curve of the Hook has been revised for readers with an interest in Polynesia, archaeology, Pacific history and culture—and for those who simply want to read an enthralling story.

The talk will be held Thursday, November 17, from noon-1:15 p.m. at the Center for Biographical Research in Henke Hall at the University of Hawai‘i. Stewart is a professor of English and Nagadō is a doctoral student in literary studies at the university. Production of Curve of the Hook is cosponsored by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. For more information see the attached flier.

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Subscribe to Mānoa or order Curve of the Hook here.