with Joy Kogawa

With Joy Kogawa at Historic Joy Kogawa House!

Joy Kogawa’s novel Obasan, about a Japanese Canadian woman’s childhood experiences in a Canadian internment camp during WW II was an eye-opener. While I had previously heard about the round-up of all Japanese from the west coast and their exile to remote British Columbia towns and prairie farms, the novel brought home not only the …

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just breathe

Just Breathe

This past week, listening to the news around the world, I felt like I was living under a dark cloud. The ongoing war in the Ukraine. The number of people forcibly displaced due to violence or protracted conflict in countries including Ukraine, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Nigeria, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo …

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