Losaline Hafoka, an interview by Savani Aupiu, 24 October 2008: Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, U-1949

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Title Losaline Hafoka, an interview by Savani Aupiu, 24 October 2008: Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, U-1949
Alternative Title No. 670 Losaline Hafoka
Creator Hafoka, Losaline, 1983-
Contributor Aupiu, Savani
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-10-24
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5549030/ ; Hawaii, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5855797/
Subject Hafoka, Losaline, 1983- --Interviews; Hawaiian Americans--Utah--Biography; Pacific Islanders--Utah--Social conditions; Latter Day Saints--Biography
Description Transcript (22 pages) of an interview by Savani Aupiu with Losaline Hafoka, on 24 October 2008. Part of the Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-1949
Abstract Line mostly describes her home life growing up. Education was the most important thing to her parents and they instilled the same belief in their children. Her parents believed knowing English was extremely important and only spoke English, never Tongan, with each other and their kids. Line´s parents made her take piano lessons, even though she didn´t want to, because they believed that´s what girls do. They didn´t want her to go to the beach or to go out at night because traditionally Tongan girls don´t do these things. Line Hafoka was born and raised in Hawaii. Her family moved to Hawaii from Tonga when she was very young. Both her parents were going to school while they raised the children. They believed their children needed to do well in school and go on to college. Line wasn´t able to date and go out as much as she would have liked because her parents wanted her to focus on her studies instead. She did well and after high school moved to Utah to get a Masters degree in social work from BYU. Line is now married and has one child. She´s taking a break from school in order to stay home and raise her child while her husband goes to school. Project: Pacific Islander. Interviewer: Savani Aupiu.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Digital Image © 2015 Utah State Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Is Part of Pacific Islanders Oral History Project
Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display.
ARK ark:/87278/s64q9q03
Topic Hawaiians; Pacific Islanders--Social conditions; Mormons--Biography
Setname uum_elc
ID 837227
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64q9q03