Tinfish Da Kine Collection

Tinfish Da Kine Collection
$25 (retail $38)


Sista Tongue

By Lisa Linn Kanae • First Edition 2001 • Second Edition 2008

A wonderful meditation on language, “handicap,” and the treatment of pidgin speakers in Hawai‘i, Sista Tongue remains Tinfish Press’s all-time best-selling book.

Lisa Linn Kanae was born and raised on O‘ahu and has lived in Waikiki ahapua‘a for as long as she can remember. When she’s not teaching composition and literature at Kapi‘olani Community College, she’s either writing, reading, Netflixing or wandering. She is the author of the short story collection Islands Linked by Ocean and has had the honor of being awarded the 2010 Cades Emerging Writer Award for Literature.

Living Pidgin

By Lee A. Tonouchi • First Edition 2002 • Second Edition 2009

A collection of da pidgin guerrilla’s talks and poems, over 60 pages, some concrete, on language and culture in Hawai‘i.

Lee A. Tonouchi is a pidgin author and activist. He is da author of da short story collection Da Word from Bamboo Ridge Press, co-editor of Hybolics, and editor of da community Pidgin dictionary projeck Da Kine Dictionary from Bess Press.

2 poems by Bradajo

by Jozuf Bradajo Hadley • 2006

Bradajo, one of the pioneers of local Hawai‘i literature in Pidgin (Hawaiian Creole English), writes poems in an idiosyncratic and artful calligraphy. His is wisdom poetry, composed of runic strings of words: like “fo / get / dem / salf / imijes / man” or like “pooo / chooo / mai / neen / nooo / chrol”.
—Honolulu Star-Bulletin 12/20/2001

Jozuf Hadley was born on Kaua‘i, taught art in Wai?anae and Vermont, and now lives at the back of the M?noa valley. He performs his work throughout the state to enthusiastic audiences. Tinfish Press is proud to present new work by one of the state’s most respected poets.

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