115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Miss Ulysses From Puka Puka: Life and Art from Puka Puka

Florence "Johnny" Frisbie, Writer and Traveler

Florence "Johnny" Frisbie was born in Papeete, Tahiti, and grew up on Puka Puka in the Cook Islands. As a twelve year old, she started to write Miss Ulysses From Puka Puka—published in 1948, this memoir of Oceanic life would come to be recognized as the first book written by a Polynesian woman. She followed Miss Ulysses with The Frisbies of the South Seas in 1959.

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