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Obasan

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Obasan by Joy Kogawa
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A moving vision of an affront to democratic principles...A tour de force, a deeply felt novel, brilliantly poetic in its sensibility' - New York Times'

Author Biography

Joy Kogawa was born in Vancouver in 1935 to Japanese-Canadian parents. During WWII, Joy and her family were forced to move to Slocan, British Columbia, an injustice Kogawa addresses in her award-winning novel, Obasan. Kogawa has worked to educate Canadians about the history of Japanese Canadians and she was active in the fight for official governmental redress. In 1986, Kogawa was made a Member of the Order of Canada and in 2010, the Japanese government honored her with the Order of the Rising Sun "for her contribution to the understanding and preservation of Japanese Canadian history."
Release date NZ
November 28th, 1996
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Anchor Books
Pages
300
Dimensions
131x204x19
ISBN-13
9780385468862
Product ID
2667298

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