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Obasan - Joy Kogawa
Obasan
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Based on the author's own experiences, this award-winning novel was the first to tell the story of the evacuation, relocation, and dispersal of Canadian citizens of Japanese ancestry during the Second World War.
Based on the author's own experiences, this award-winning novel was the first to tell the story of the evacuation, relocation, and dispersal of Canadian citizens of Japanese ancestry during the Second World War.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385468862 (0385468865)
ASIN: 385468865
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
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allisoninouye
allisoninouye rated it
4.0 Obasan
This was a very difficult book to read, considering my father and his family were sent to the camp at Lemon Creek in British Columbia, where his sister eventually died at a very young age of pneumonia. That has caused me to take a great interest in the lives of Japanese Canadians in World War II, an...
O! what Man will do fore a Rime!
O! what Man will do fore a Rime! rated it
4.0 Obasan by Joy Kogawa
March 3, 1942 Dear Wes: This is just to warn you: Don't you dare come back to B.C., no matter what happens, what reports you read in the papers, whatever details I tell you in letters. You stay out of this province. B.C. is hell. - Muriel Kitagawa Excerpts from This Is My Own "Letters to Wes" O...
Burning Impossibly Bright
Burning Impossibly Bright rated it
4.0 Obasan
I read this one for one of my University classes, and I really enjoyed it! It definitely doesn't cover a light and easy subject, so it isn't the type of book I would usually pick up myself, but I'm glad that I got the opportunity to read it for school because it is one powerful book! I'm proud to be...
melissawritergrrlreads
melissawritergrrlreads rated it
3.0 Obasan
Read this book for WS 349: Film, Literature and Culture Production: Re-Imagining History through Contemporary Women's Writing with Christine St. Peter. Felt a little bad for not liking it as much as I thought I should. The chickens creeped me out. Read it again for American literature and still d...
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