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A memoir in short stories, Starting from Loomis chronicles the life of accomplished writer, playwright, poet, and actor Hiroshi Kashiwagi In this dynamic portrait of an aging writer trying to remember himself as a younger man, Kashiwagi recalls and reflects upon the moments, people, forces, mysteries, and choicesthe things in his life that he cannot forgetthat have made him who he is.Central to this collection are Kashiwagis confinement at Tule Lake during World War II, his choice toanswer no and no to questions 27 and 28 on the officialgovernment loyalty questionnaire, and theresulting lifelong stigma of being labeled a No No Boy after his years of incarceration His nonlinear, multifaceted writing not only reflects the fragmentations of memory induced by traumas of racism, forced removal, and imprisonment but also can be read as a bold personal response to the impossible conditions he and other Nisei faced throughout their lifetimes....

Title : Starting from Loomis and Other Stories (Nikkei in the Americas)
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ISBN : 1607322536
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : University Press of Colorado 1 edition October 15, 2013
Number of Pages : 186 pages
File Size : 761 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Starting from Loomis and Other Stories (Nikkei in the Americas) Reviews

  • balam
    2019-03-11 02:30

    This is a beautiful book sensitively written about a quiet, shy man's experience during World War ll and the effect being sent to Japanese relocation camp had on his life. It is an insightful story sharing this terrible experience with others. I strongly recommend it.

  • hapisaki
    2019-03-18 05:14

    It has quirky little snipits of information that make it more entertaining. Somewhat disjointed, but it works.