Joy Kogawa - Obasan

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  • Memories that cannot--and should not--be forgotten

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    Pros: beautiful writing full of striking metaphors and symbolism; based on true historical events
    Cons: none

    Summary: Naomi Nakane, an elementary school teacher in her 30s, receives news of her uncle’s death. Her aunt, the titular Obasan, who had brought up Naomi and her brother Stephen, is now on her own. Naomi visits her and finds her very frail and distressed, ... read more

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