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Kiana Davenport

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KIANA DAVENPORT is descended from a full-blooded Native Hawaiian mother, and a Caucasian father from Talladega, Alabama. Her father, Braxton Bragg Davenport, was a sailor in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Pearl Harbor, when he fell in love with her mother, Emma Kealoha Awaawa Kanoho Houghtailing. On her mother's side, Kiana traces her ancestry back to the first Polynesian settlers to the Hawaiian Islands who arrived almost two thousand years ago from Tahiti and the Tuamotu's. On her father's side, she traces her ancestry to John Davenport, the puritan clergyman who co-founded the American colony of New Haven, Connecticut in 1638.

Kiana is the author of the internationally best-selling novels, SHARK DIALOGUES, SONG OF THE EXILE, HOUSE OF MANY GO
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THE ASIAN REVOLUTION...AT LAST!

Hello World.

How retrograde is this:  One of the first film producers interested in Crazy Rich Asians wanted certain key roles to be rewritten as Caucasian. Shocking? Not if you know Hollywood's history of whitewashing - the practice of casting white actors to play minorities - Asians, African Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and so on.

Here's a quick reminder.  Referencing back to... Read more of this blog post »
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Shark Dialogues

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Song of the Exile

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House of Many Gods

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The Spy Lover

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OPIUM DREAMS, PACIFIC STORIES, VOLUME III by Kiana Davenport
" Susan Thank you for your support! I don't know if Goodreads will let me do this, but here is the link for ABC optioning Shark Dialogues. If it doesn't ...more "
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" Aloha Chinmay...Happy to see you are reading...but are you writing as well????? You're so talented, please pursue that talent. Per capita, India is no ...more "
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“She was kahuna, creating more life around her than was actually there, heightening the momentousness of each living thing by simply gazing upon it.”
Kiana Davenport, Shark Dialogues

“Recognizing who you are is not the subtext of a life. It's the main point.”
Kiana Davenport, House of Skin: Prize-Winning Stories

“He thinks of all he has seen and learned: that the universe is indifferent to our human endeavors, that what gives our lives meaning is the passion that invades our hearts and burns in us, and maybe even destroys us.”
Kiana Davenport, The Spy Lover

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