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, and you can follow us on Facebook at

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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