Two Nakem Books

Two Nakem books have launched during starting November 2006 when the then Ilokano and Philippine Drama and Film Program of the University of Hawai`i convened the first-ever conference on Ilokano life at the University of Hawai`i. The books, the covers are reproduced here, are available for sale to those who are interested in the growing body of Ilokano and Amianan Studies.

How to Order

Both books can be ordered by e-mail at Book order is sent to you by United States Postal Service, with enclosed invoice. Make and send payment to: Nakem Conferences Inc., Ilokano Language and Literature Program, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, 455 A Spalding Hall, 2540 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI, 96822 United States of America.

About the Books

The first book, "Saritaan ken Sukisok: Discourse and Research in Ilokano Language, Culture, and Politics," (Aurelio S. Agcaoili, Josie Clausen, Precy Espiritu, and Raymund Liongson, editors, IPDFP/Nakem/IAS, 2006) presents a collection of the initial proceedings of the 2006 Nakem Centennial Conference, the inaugural conference of the Nakem Conferences, an organization under the auspices of the Ilokano Language and Literature Program, University of Hawai`i. "Saritaan ken sukisok--discourse and research--are the keywords in the accounting of knowledge mediated by Ilokano language, culture, and literature. The book's blurb, says: "The mediated knowledge is for the present and the future generations who have yet to understand the power of language, the mystical power of words, the transforming power of enlightened discourse, the urgent need for indigenous research and other ethnomethodological means to producing knowledge with a critically conscious content and creative possibilities."

The book, in spiral binding, costs $10 excluding postage.

The second book, "Essays on Ilokano and Amianan Life, Language, and Literature in Honor of Prof. Prescila Llague Espiritu," (Aurelio S. Agcaoili & Raymund Ll. Liongson, editors, IPDFP/NCI/IAS, 2007) is the final proceedings of the 2006 Nakem Conferences and gathers the essays of 17 of the paper presenters, including four from the students' panel. It also includes the remarks of four University officials invited to address the participants.

The book, in perfect binding, costs $40 excluding mailing cost.

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