Robert Seward, Melal


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Caption: Ebeye, Republic of the Marshall Islands , and islet that is part of Kwajalein Atoll. 12,000 Marshalleese live on Ebeye. Kwajalein Atoll is located in the west-central Pacific Ocean north of the equator, about 3,900 km. southwest of Hawai'i and 2,590 km. east of Guam. United States Army Kwajalein Atoll Command and the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site are located on the atoll. Around 2,000 support personnel and their family members live on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur islets, part of Kwajalein Atoll.

update: 11/18



Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize
Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal
Pacific Islands Report
University of Hawaii Press

 Boom! Nuke Fiction on Kwajalein[1]


Melal: A Novel of the Pacific

by Robert Barclay

University of Hawaii Press, 2002

Paper, 280 pp. $14.95  ISBN 0-8248-2591-8

Reviewed by Robert Seward

Honolulu author Robert Barclay's novel Melal is a narrative stream where Marshall Island mythical characters merge with Star Wars, ...

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[1] This review will appear in Pacific Reader, An Asian Pacific North American Review of Books (International Examiner), 622 South Washington Street, Seattle, Washington 98104. Winter 2002

[2]Resources: Nuclear test sites in the Pacific: ABC; Colonial History: ABC.