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Joy Kogawa

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
Anchor | Trade Paperback | December 1993
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-46885-5 (0-385-46885-7)

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Obasan
Written by Joy Kogawa
Anchor | Trade Paperback | December 1993
$14.95/(Canada) | 978-0-385-46886-2 (0-385-46886-5)

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. Read more





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