The Papa’ele’ele Blog is a collection of critical and creative essays as well as fiction written by students of the University of Hawai’i – West O’ahu. The purpose of this publication is to provide a framework from which to showcase student work as well as create a forum to foster interdisciplinary discourse in the Humanities and beyond. The Hawaiian word papa’ele’ele translates to “chalkboard“ in English and thus reflects the blog’s purpose of providing a space for students to write and exchange ideas.

Content on Papa’ele’ele is collected and edited by Dr. David Odhiambo and Dr. Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo. You can reach us at or

English major Samantha McConnell served as the special guest editor for the Spring 2015 issue.

  1. Claus Nolte says:

    herzlichen Glückwunsch, das ist eine echt coole Idee!
    Ich freu mich schon auf die weiteren Beiträge!

    Liebe Grüße

    Papa/ Claus

  2. Looks great David and Carmen! You’ve inspired me to create something similar for my school’s writing program… when I have some time this summer!

  3. Maxine Marquez says:

    I’m actually very excited for this blog! Posting soon! 🙂

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