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Alan Brennert interview
Brennert, Alan
Martinson, Connie
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The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Connie Martinson Talks Books
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Alan Brennert discusses his novel, “Moloka’i.” He begins by explaining that the island of Moloka’i near Hawaii was designated as a colony for people who had leprosy. He follows the story of a young girl who has leprosy and her struggles and journeys being separated from her family to live in a new place. He talks about different activities they had on Moloka’i such as weddings, parties, and festivals. Brennert describes how he read through letters to and from people on the island in the Hawaii state archives. He ends the interview by reading a letter from a member of the colony from 1866.
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Betacam tape: Excerpt of show with Martinson interviewing Stephen Hunter before the break and Alan Brennert after the break. Date on case front cover: 10/17/03. Date on tape: 10/17/03.

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