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EGT Reads: Kanaka By Richard K. Hussey, Read By Michelle Silveira

EGT Reads: Kanaka By Richard K. Hussey, Read By Michelle Silveira
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Our next podcast touches on the story of a young Hawaiian man who leaves his home to come to California. Seeking fame and fortune, he finds that California is flooded with people looking for the same thing. The protagonist deals with racism, poverty, and the Gold Rush. “Kanaka” is written by Richard K. Hussey.

About The Author

Richard Hussey has been writing in earnest since 1969 starting with his memories of the Vietnam War in a diary he wrote while he served. He also wrote articles for the now defunct Sacramento Union Newspaper about the Hawaiians’ contribution to California’s early history. He has been an avid California history student for 53 years and a gold prospector for the past 30 years. Hussey was born and raised in Hawaii and now lives in Sacramento, California with his wife Jean (Kini) and their dog, Poi Dog.

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In The Book

Rarely do books about the California Gold Rush talk about Hawaiians. Most of the time these books focus on immigrants from the eastern part of the United States. But Kalei wants money and to have an adventure, so he leaves Hawaii on a whaling ship. However, he quickly finds out that the outside world is not kind to foreigners. And finding gold in California is not as easy as it sounds.

Where Can I Get A Copy?

If you would like to buy a copy of this book, please reach out to Richard K. Hussey at his number (916) 277-5332.

Listen To Kanaka

EGT Reads: Kanaka, read by Michelle Silveira EGT Reads

Apologies everyone for the long break! We are back with our next episode of EGT Reads with a book called "Kanaka" by Richard K. Hussey. As everyone I know seems to be flocking to Hawaii for vacation, we here at EGT thought it would be fitting to read a book about this tropical locale. "Kanaka" is written to be an accurate and historical account of Hawaiians in the California Gold Rush. It is about the Hawaiian people living in paradise while adapting to the new government imposed by the United States. The plot centers on a young Hawaiian man who leaves home on a whaling ship to seek his fortune and adventure. The book deals with racism, poverty, wealth, and relationships.  If you would like to buy a copy of this book, please reach out to Richard K. Hussey at his number (916) 277-5332. 
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About The Author

Jennifer Ip

Jennifer Ip is our Content Editor. Jennifer is a writer and small business owner in Elk Grove. She and her husband run a dog walking business together, and she also holds a Bachelor's degree in English. She has four years of publishing experience in different areas of writing: education, marketing, and blogging. Jennifer loves a good book, homemade food, and cuddling up with her dogs.

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