Praise for MANOA

The editors of MANOA have achieved a publication that manages to be rooted in a real locality without being provincial, to present work of distinction without being predictable, and to maintain vitality and surprise without being trendy.—W. S. Merwin


There is a route to a brighter horizon: help one another to give up the burden of grief and move on. This is the premise for a new edition of MANOA journal, entitled Maps of Reconciliation: Literature and the Ethical Imagination.…The diverse contributors have been through the fires of injustice but speak out in voices unscathed by recrimination or political rhetoric.—Ka Wai Ola, newspaper of Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Varua Tupu is a welcome sign that the obstacles dividing Tahiti from the rest of Pasifika are rapidly being overcome.…The voices of indigenous people of French Polynesia can be heard for the first time in English in this volume, and our faces and Island way of life can be seen in the wonderful art. We hope projects such as this one will strengthen the goodwill and friendship that exist among Island people.—Oscar Temaru, President, French Polynesia


A very modern Cambodia, marked by the turmoil of its last five decades, yet vibrant with the emotions of the undefeated, emerges from the book In the Shadow of Angkor. [T]his collection of works by Cambodian writers…renders the country’s reality with a sobriety of words and feelings that make it palpable.—The Cambodian Daily

[The editors] have assembled a rich harvest of creative and critical literature that captures the crosscurrents experienced by homeland and U.S. Vietnamese writers. It’s impossible to do justice here to the variety of literature and ideas in [Two Rivers], but we can hope it is read and disseminated widely.—Kyoto Journal