No Footprints in the Sand: A Memoir of Kalaupapa Henry Nalaielua

ISBN: 9780977914302

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No Footprints in the Sand: A Memoir of Kalaupapa  by  Henry Nalaielua

No Footprints in the Sand: A Memoir of Kalaupapa by Henry Nalaielua
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When Henry Nalaielua was diagnosed with Hansens disease in 1936 and taken from his home and family, he began a journey of exile that led him to Kalaupapathe remote settlement with the tragic history on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. During itsMoreWhen Henry Nalaielua was diagnosed with Hansens disease in 1936 and taken from his home and family, he began a journey of exile that led him to Kalaupapathe remote settlement with the tragic history on the Hawaiian island of Molokai.

During its century as a virtual prison, more than 8,000 people were exiled to Kalaupapa, until the introduction of sulfone drugs in the 1940s. Today fewer than 30 patients remain. This is Henrys storyan unforgettable memoir of the boy who grew to build a full and joyous life at Kalaupapa, and still calls it home today.

No Footprints in the Sand is one of only a few memoirs ever shared with the public by a Kalaupapa patient. Its intimacy and candor make it, in the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin, a rare and precious human document. Nalaieluas story is an inspiring one- despite exile, physical challenges and the severing of family ties, he has faced lifeas an artist, musician and historianwith courage, honesty, hope and humor.



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