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My Name is Makia - Reviews

My Name is Makia

Diagnosed with Hansen’s disease (leprosy) at the age of twelve and exiled to the remote settlement of Kalaupapa, Moloka‘i, Makia Malo lost his hands, his feet and his eyesight over the years—but never the vision or spirit that have made him a celebrated storyteller and poet.


Honolulu Weekly—"A Storyteller’s tale"

MidWeek—"Old Friends: Makia Malo & Pamela Young"

Hawaii Book Blog—Book Review

SFGate—Kalaupapa, Molokai: Place of exile becomes symbol of strength

Other Media

KHPR Hawaii Public Radio—My Name Is Makia: Makia Malo's Memoir of Kalaupapa

KITV—'My Name Is Makia' tells inspirational story:

Hawaii News Now—"My Name is Makia: A Memoir of Kalaupapa"

Video Recording: Makia Malo says Mahalo:

Video Recording: Jeff Gere reads "Cemetery Gardens" from My Name is Makia:

An early interview with Makia Malo by Pamela Young:

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Makia Malo—Storyteller

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