After Dark in the Park Video Archives - May 1 2012
May 1st, 2012 - "KAPOHO: Memoir of a Modern Pompeii"
In Kapoho: Memoir of a Modern Pompeii, Frances H. Kakugawa shares the stories of her life in the town of Kapoho on the Island of Hawaiʻi - a town that no longer exists. Born and raised in Kapoho and now an award-winning author, Kakugawa's amazing recall of details helps remind us of the beautiful innocence and naivete of youth and the realities of growing up poor in Hawaiʻi. From her wartime drama of, The Enemy Wore My Face, to her latest work - Frances Kakugawa weaves a tapestry of memories drawn from life in a Hawaiian plantation village. Join the author for a special evening of readings and book signing at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
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Did You Know?
During the 1800's, vast quantities of fragrant sandalwood were the first major export of the Hawaiian Islands. The trade nearly caused the extinction of `iliahi or sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum).