Itsuka

Itsuka Profoundly political exquisitely intimate Itsuka reverberates with longing and hope The Canada Times Already a Canadian bestseller the sequel to Joy Kogawa s award winning novel Obasan follows the

  • Title: Itsuka
  • Author: Joy Kogawa
  • ISBN: 9780670844722
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Profoundly political, exquisitely intimate, Itsuka reverberates with longing and hope The Canada Times Already a Canadian bestseller, the sequel to Joy Kogawa s award winning novel Obasan follows the character Naomi Nakane into adulthood, where she becomes involved in the movement for governmental redress Much overtly political than Kogawa s first book, the story fProfoundly political, exquisitely intimate, Itsuka reverberates with longing and hope The Canada Times Already a Canadian bestseller, the sequel to Joy Kogawa s award winning novel Obasan follows the character Naomi Nakane into adulthood, where she becomes involved in the movement for governmental redress Much overtly political than Kogawa s first book, the story focuses on reaching that itsuka someday when the mistreatment of those of Japanese heritage during World War II would be recognized Although during the war both the United States and Canada interned Japanese Americans and confiscated their property, when the war ended the property of those in Canada never returned to them This is thestory of the fight to get government compensation for the thousands of victims of the wartime internment, which was, unbelievably, only accomplished in 1988 Both a moving novel of self discovery and a fascinating historical account of the fight for redress, Itsuka ends with a message of inspiration and hope.

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    1. 4.5/5Let's get one thing straight here. The first book of this sequence, Obasan, is a wound. A backstabbing. A systematic and military indoctrinated violence that swept up thousands and spat them back out in the paths of pedophiles and atomic bombs, including one girl who, in Itsuka, has grown to become a woman. One key aspect is that all of this was inherently, indubitably, intimately political. There is no natural disaster here. There is no Romanticism-tinged oh, the sky was cloudy, so of cour [...]

    2. Itsuka(いつか) means sometime or one day. Itsuka can describe a thing in the future and the past.My greatest respect to our author for putting such a magnificent manuscript in our hand to feel and understand her and all others who suffered during wars. A political but on the other hand lyrical, inspired novel brings to readers attention the story of Japanese-Canadian community’s long and aching battle for balancing! Naomi was raised by her aunt whom she called her Obasan and her uncle in a [...]

    3. I can't believe this book doesn't have any reviews! I actually had to get it on inter-library loan because my local library didn't have it. I think it's pretty sad for a Canadian library not to have such a great Canadian book.Edit I just realized this book is the same as Itsuka, but was re-titled in 2005 to Emily Kato. The editions are now combined.I really enjoyed Joy Kogawa's first book in this series, Obasan, which was about Naomi Nakane's childhood during the Japanese-Canadian internment. [...]

    4. This book is certainly a more political book than I expected, focusing on the redress won by Japanese Canadians in 1988 and the work that led up to that compensation. It focuses on a second generation Japanese Canadian woman who lived through the Japanese Internment Camps in WW II and is quietly fighting for redress next to her boisterous aunt. I believe that I would have found the story boring if I weren't so interested in the political issues behind it, as there is a lack of significant moveme [...]

    5. I was very disappointed in this sequel, as Obasan was a book I remembered reading in high school and liking very much. This, rather than being a personal account of someone's life, delved into something that I can't really put to paper, but I cannot say that I liked. Of course, it is possible that because this novel was so much more political than the last that is what turned me off of it, or the fact that the writing style is somewhat lacking (was I really reading something this simple my senio [...]

    6. I read Obasan many, many years ago and it has remained in my mind as one of my all-time favourite books. This one follows the story of the girl, now an adult and her life has unfolded. After many years, there is redress for Japanese Canadians and a formal apology from the government (sept 22, 1988). A good story. Makes me want to read Obasan again.

    7. This book and its prequel were recommended by my daughter. Though I found this one a bit more scattered in the telling of the events it did not dampen the impact of the fight of the Japanese Canadians for recognition of the injustice they suffered because of the war. This is a good insight into a family's fight for justice.

    8. I highly recommend Joy Kogawa's novels, Obasan and Itsuka. Both novels are beautifully written and tell such a powerful narrative of the Japanese Canadian internment experience and the struggle of redress.

    9. I, who knew nothing about Japanese Canadians and their problems during WW2, was swept away with Kogawa's writing. She had me interested since page 1. I would love to read Obasan one day.

    10. A very interesting novel about the Japanese Canadians fight for redress after World War II. Her writing can be very poetic at time and she developed her characters very well.

    11. It began promisingly enough and then got mired in it's political message. I gave up, which I rarely do on a book, but life is too short and there are better books to spend time on.

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