Jennifer Allen


October 3, 2017
Nonfiction | Sailing | Environment | Photography
ISBN 978-1938340-69-7
Hardcover, full-color, 320 pages
7.75″ x 11″
$60.00 US



Jennifer Allen (Los Angeles, CA)

Author of Malama Honua: Hokule’a, A Voyage of Hope


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After 3 years, the double-hulled canoe Hōkūle‘a has completed its Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage—a 42,000- mile open-ocean journey around the world using only ancient Polynesian wayfinding techniques—and returned home to Hawaiʻi. The journey has been chronicled in a new book from Patagonia, Mālama Honua: Hokule’a – A Voyage Of Hope (Hardcover, $60) by Jennifer Allen, with photographs by John Bilderback.

From the launch in Hawai‘i in May 2014, around the world to Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and North and South America, the book chronicles Hōkūleʻa’s epic mission to raise awareness of and nurture worldwide sustainability. Interwoven with descriptions of Hōkūleʻa’s experiences in port are the voices of the master navigators and crew members, who guide the ship along the ocean’s trackless path, and the local pioneers – scientists, teachers, and children touched by Hōkūleʻa – who work tirelessly to weather the many environmental challenges in our modern lives. This is a story about our need to draw together into one global community. By respecting one another and nature’s delicate and intricate systems, this book captures the many ways indigenous cultures are committed to living in ecological balance.


  • A look at community conservation efforts around the world (namely, Hawai’i, American Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Cuba, New York, Galapagos, Rapa Nui, & Tahiti)
  • Organic farming in Hawai’i
  • Solar grids and eradicating coral reef-damaging alamea (crown-of-thorns sea star) in American Samoa (By 2018, the three islands of Manu‘a will be entirely powered by 100 percent renewable energy. These are strong steps toward American Sāmoa’s plan to have all its islands free from the dependence on diesel and powered by 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2040.)
  • The wind farms of New Zealand and how Kiwis are protecting their oceans from deep-sea oil drilling
  • Saving the Great Barrier Reef in Australia


(Author) Jennifer Allen, the author of two previously published books, has been a journalist for over twenty years. Her reporting has appeared in various publications including Rolling Stone, The New Republic and The New York Times Magazine. She has also been an on-air reporter for the NFL Network and NFL Films. Jennifer feels deeply honored and humbled to witness and document the Worldwide Voyage of Hōkūle‘a.

(Photographer) John Bilderback was a SURFER Magazine senior staff photographer for twenty years on the North Shore of Oʻahu, and has dozens of covers and hundreds of magazine page credits to his name. When Hōkūleʻa came to Haleʻiwa in 2013, he became deeply captivated by Mālama Honua and the mission ultimately drew him in, and he became a crew member. He also participates on the board of directors for the North Shore Community Land Trust.

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