So Far is a collection of writings, poems, pictures, and nonsense from Kamaka Diasʻs (Madagascar 2016-19) three years living in Madagascar serving in the Peace Corps. In this book, Kamaka shares his unique experiences and perspectives through his blog-style writing and brutal honesty. He promises to never use big words, only his big heart. As soon as you pick up this book youʻll be embarking on a journey unlike any other. No matter what walk of life you come from, youʻll find something that will resonate with you in So Far.
Kamaka is a native Hawaiian from Hilo, Hawaii. He grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii and attended a Hawaiian immersion school all of his life until his senior year when he moved to Oʻahu and graduated from Kaiser High School. He attended The University of Hawaii at Mānoa and studied abroad in Spain and Argentina. Immediately after graduating in 2016 with his degree in Communications and a minor in Spanish, he joined the Peace Corps. So Far is the first book published by Kamaka, but it will certainly not be the last. After three years in Madagascar, Kamaka returned home in October 2019 and successfully completed a mission to pay off $53,757 of his student loans in one year during a crazy 2020.