59 Gently to Nagasaki: Joy Kogawa in Conversation with Kathryn Gretsinger
Joy Kogawa published her first novel, Obasan,in 1981. The story of the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II won the Books in Canada First Novel award and became essential reading for our nation. Drawing closely from her own life and experiences, Kogawa has written poetry and novels, is a member of the Order of Canada and a member of the Order of the Rising Sun in Japan for her contribution to the understanding and preservation of Japanese Canadian history. Now 82, Kogawa has published Gently to Nagasaki, a memoir she has been working on for years. This is a rare opportunity to hear a Canadian icon whose life has been a tireless search for healing and restoration, personally and for her community.
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