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Joy Kogawa

Joy Kogawa was born in Vancouver in 1935 to Japanese Canadian parents. During World War II, 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."

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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)

“Profoundly political, exquisitely intimate, Itsuka reverberates with longing and hope.”—The Canada Times
 
Already a Canadian bestseller, the sequel to Joy Kogawa’s award-winning novel Obasan follows the character Naomi Nakane into adulthood, where she becomes involved in the movement for governmental redress. Much more overtly political than Kogawa’s first book, the... Read more






Obasan
Written by Joy Kogawa
Anchor | Trade Paperback | December 1993
$14.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-46886-2 (0-385-46886-5)

Winner of the American Book Award

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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