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Joy Kogawa
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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, as part of the Canadian government’s policy to relocate and intern Japanese-Canadians. Kogawa is the author of several award-winning novels and volumes of poetry. In 1986, Kogawa was made a Member of the Order of Canada; in 2006, she was made a Member of the Order of British Columbia. She lives in Toronto.

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Itsuka

Written by Joy Kogawa


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 1993
Price: $19.00

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Obasan

Written by Joy Kogawa


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 27, 1993
Price: $14.95

A winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, Obasan powerfully explores the evacuation, relocation, and dispersal of Japanese Canadians during World War II.  Joy Kogawa's first novel, it is based on her own experiences. Read more >
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