A new book, "Kabambannuagan: Our Voices, Our Lives," features essays by 14 young Filipinos raised by Ilocano immigrant parents who settled in Kalihi and Waipahu. Publisher Nakem Youth Press says the writers "explore the complex dynamic of immigrant and local-born youth" and their search for identity. A free reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the University of Hawaii’s Spalding Auditorium. Books will be available for purchase at the event, or call 295-6787.
Homecoming festivities at the University of Hawaii at Manoa kick off at 3:30 p.m. today, and feature a campus fair on the Bachman Hall lawn. The UH band, student athletes, Kapena, music by KTUH deejays, food, a dunking booth and a homecoming relay challenge are all part of the fair. Festivities end at 6:30 p.m. before the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball match, which begins at 7 p.m.