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Obasan - Joy Kogawa
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780780742383 (0780742389)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
4.0 Obasan (Kogawa)
I knew of "Obasan" long before I read it; it wasn't compulsory reading in any of my high school or university courses (as it has since become, so I hear) but it was discussed, and unlike most novels its publication arguably had a material effect on society at large. It's generally acknowledged that ...
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
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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...
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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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