Memba When

Brooke Elyse Jones lives in Honolulu, Hawai‘i and writes fiction, nonfiction, and prose poetry. She has a Master of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, and served as fiction editor for the literary journal Hawai‘i Review. In addition to writing, Brooke has performed with the Hawai‘i Shakespeare Festival since 2005 and entertained audiences with On The Spot Improv.

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Memba When
By Brooke Elyse Jones • 2019 • $10

Brooke Elyse Jones has written a hybrid prose poetic text in Pidgin (HCE) about teen girls in Kahuku, on the North Shore of O`ahu, as they confront the big issues of sex, pregnancy, loss, and death. Memba When fits into the tradition of Pidgin literature in Hawai`i, entering a literary genealogy that includes work by Lisa Linn Kanae, No`u Revilla and others. Jones is also a fiction writer and a Shakespearean actor. She puts all these skills to use in Memba When, her first book.

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