Overview: Kogawa uses the memories of a nurse to look at the Japanese Internment in Canada during WWII.
What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:
Chris: “The treatment of people of Japanese descent during WWII in Canada was less than ideal. Told from the perspective of a child, it becomes even more poignant. A must read.”
Ethan: “Before reading Obasan, I knew very little about the Japanese interment in Canada. Kogawa’s novel better prepared me for a number of college classes on sociology and cultural studies.”