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Nitasha Tamar Sharma’s new book explores history and experiences of Black people in Hawaii

  • COURTESY NITASHA TAMAR SHARMA
                                “Hawai‘i Is My Haven: Race and Indigeneity in the Black Pacific,” which was published in September by Duke University Press, explores the history and experiences of Black people in Hawaii.

    COURTESY NITASHA TAMAR SHARMA

    “Hawai‘i Is My Haven: Race and Indigeneity in the Black Pacific,” which was published in September by Duke University Press, explores the history and experiences of Black people in Hawaii.

  • COURTESY NITASHA TAMAR SHARMA
                                Nitasha Tamar Sharma is currently a professor of African American and Asian American studies at Northwestern University.

    COURTESY NITASHA TAMAR SHARMA

    Nitasha Tamar Sharma is currently a professor of African American and Asian American studies at Northwestern University.

When Nitasha Tamar Sharma was growing up in Manoa, people who didn’t know her would look at her and define her as ­“local.” Read more

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