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The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai


In the bestselling tradition of "In the Heart of the Sea" comes the untold history of America's only leper colony--which exists even today--and the ... Show synopsis

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by FaithA on May 16, 2010

For anyone traveling to Molokai and especially to Kalapapa, this is a must read. You will learn a lot there, but this goes into depth about what the people went through. Read this before you go so you know exactly what you are seeing.


The dark and the light

by Francesca on May 10, 2007

The Colony is the well-written account of the dark and the light of human nature. Hansen's Disease (leprosy) is a classic symbol of all that sacrifices the human person to fear, isolation, and desperate suffering. The history of America's leper colony on Molokai draws us inside that experience, re-creating the persons and the natural setting of what is both reality and symbol. The disease is hard to contract, but the genetic predisposition on which it builds is endemic to the Hawaian peoples. This account sheds expert light on these discards of society and those who loved them enough to share and to rescue.

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