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Don’t Ever Whisper: Darlene Keju, Pacific Health Pioneer for Nuclear Survivors, by Giff Johnson (review)

Don’t Ever Whisper: Darlene Keju, Pacific Health Pioneer for Nuclear Survivors, by Giff Johnson... 556 the contemporary pacific • 26:2 (2014) Don’t Ever Whisper: Darlene Keju, which continues to this day. Each of Pacific Health Pioneer for Nuclear the thousands of Marshallese whose Survivors, by Giff Johnson. Charles- lives mattered less to the US govern- ton, sc: CreateSpace Independent ment than its military interests—those Publishing Platform, 2013. whose lives ended prematurely, whose isbn 978-1-4895-0906-2, 444 pages babies were not viable, who served as + photographs, endnotes. Paper, test subjects for US government bio- us$13.99. medical research, who were contracted by the US Department of Energy to Giff Johnson’s memorable book intro- “clean-up” radioactive lands, who duces to the world his late wife, Dar- were forced from their home islands, lene Keju, and successfully transfers to who endure illness or tend to sick written form Darlene’s lived passion family members, who are displaced for for improving the health and resiliency US missile testing, who must migrate of the Marshallese people. Don’t Ever to find health care and work—each Whisper chronicles Darlene’s journey of these people has a story to tell that from being a shy high school student is worthy of our understanding. It is who barely spoke English to becoming through Darlene that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Don’t Ever Whisper: Darlene Keju, Pacific Health Pioneer for Nuclear Survivors, by Giff Johnson (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 26 (2) – Sep 17, 2014

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Abstract

556 the contemporary pacific • 26:2 (2014) Don’t Ever Whisper: Darlene Keju, which continues to this day. Each of Pacific Health Pioneer for Nuclear the thousands of Marshallese whose Survivors, by Giff Johnson. Charles- lives mattered less to the US govern- ton, sc: CreateSpace Independent ment than its military interests—those Publishing Platform, 2013. whose lives ended prematurely, whose isbn 978-1-4895-0906-2, 444 pages babies were not viable, who served as + photographs, endnotes. Paper, test subjects for US government bio- us$13.99. medical research, who were contracted by the US Department of Energy to Giff Johnson’s memorable book intro- “clean-up” radioactive lands, who duces to the world his late wife, Dar- were forced from their home islands, lene Keju, and successfully transfers to who endure illness or tend to sick written form Darlene’s lived passion family members, who are displaced for for improving the health and resiliency US missile testing, who must migrate of the Marshallese people. Don’t Ever to find health care and work—each Whisper chronicles Darlene’s journey of these people has a story to tell that from being a shy high school student is worthy of our understanding. It is who barely spoke English to becoming through Darlene that

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 17, 2014

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