After the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, Canada responded quickly by developing several concentration camps for Japanese civilians of any descent, including Canadians. The individuals at the camps were stripped of their homes, businesses, and even separated by their families. In the novel Obasan, Joy…
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by Joy Kogawa
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Novel, Historical Fiction
Megumi Naomi Nakane, Obasan Ayako Nakane, Aunt Emily Kato, Stephen Nakane, Uncle Isamu, K. Nakane/Mother, Tadashi “Mark” Nakane
Canadian history, World War II history, Asian studies
The novel tells the story of one Japanese Canadian family living through World War II. The author describes events based on her own life and the novel aims to present an historically accurate picture of the Japanese Canadian wartime experience.