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Joy Nozomi Kogawa, CM, OBC (born June 6, 1935) is a Canadian poet and novelist of Japanese descent. Contents. [hide]. 1 Life; 2 Recognition; 3 Campaign to save Kogawa House; 4 Bibliography. 4.1 Poetry; 4.2 Novels; 4.3 Nonfiction; 4.4 Children's literature. 5 References. 5.1 Works cited. 6 External links. Life[edit].


Mar 7, 2014 ... Joy Nozomi Kogawa, née Nakayama, poet, novelist (b at Vancouver 6 Jun 1935). Joy Kogawa spent her early childhood in Vancouver. When she was 6 years old, she and her parents were among the thousands of Japanese Canadians forcibly removed from the coastal areas and interned during the ...


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Acclaimed author Joy Kogawa is best known as the author of Obasan (1981), a Canadian novel that has become essential reading for a nation. Obasan is based on Joy and her family's forced relocation from Vancouver during the Second World War when she was six years old. The novel remains 'a touchstone' for the ...


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Sep 7, 2016 ... In Joy Kogawa's novel The Rain Ascends, first published in 1995, Millicent Shelby discovers that her charismatic father – a respected Anglican priest – has a long history of sexually abusing boys. “Millicent's struggle was essentially my struggle,” Kogawa tells me during our recent interview at her bright, airy ...


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. "This quiet novel burns in your hand." -- "Washington Post." ...


Sep 22, 2016 ... In her new memoir, literary elder Joy Kogawa delivers a first-hand account of life inside a Japanese internment camp and the search for meaning that followed.