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Joy Kogawa


Canada (b.1935)

Joy Nozomi Kogawa is a Canadian poet and novelist of Japanese descent. Born Joy Nozomi Nakayama in Vancouver, British Columbia, she was sent to internment camps in the Slocan and Coaldale, Alberta during World War II. Although the majority of her writing is poetry, her best-known work is Obasan, a semi-autobiographical novel. A sequel, Itsuka, was rewritten and retitled Emily Kato.
 
Series
Naomi Nakane
1. Obasan (1981)
2. Itsuka (1992)
     aka Emily Kato
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Novels
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Picture Books
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Chapter Books
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Non fiction
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