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The Colorado Review on Shun Medoruma's "In the Woods of Memory"

Intern Intern - Monday, November 27, 2017

In his beautifully insightful review of Shun Medoruma's novel In the Woods of Memoryliterary critic Eric Maroney of the Colorado Review lauds the book as a "layered, textured novel [that] throws into stark relief the interconnections between experience and memory, and the enduring nature of trauma."
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World Literature Today reviews 'In the Woods of Memory' by Shun Medoruma

Intern Intern - Friday, October 27, 2017

World Literature Today just wrote an incisive and thoughtful review of renowned Okinawan novelist Shun Medoruma's recently translated novel, In the Woods of Memory. Much appreciated! Read More


Eve Kushner on Kyle Ikeda, Okinawan literature, and kanji

Intern Intern - Monday, October 16, 2017

Japanese literature scholar Kyle Ikeda spoke this past Saturday about Okinawan literature and Shun Medoruma's In the Woods of Memory at the J-Sei community center in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Read More


Los Altos Town Crier features 'The Little Exile' author Jeanette Arakawa

Intern Intern - Friday, September 22, 2017

In this Los Altos Town Crier article, The Little Exile author Jeanette Arakawa talks about living inside a Japanese American internment camp during WWII and discusses how she turned these experiences into a powerfully evocative memoir. Read More


US-China Review on the 'Understanding China Through Comics' series

Intern Intern - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The latest edition of US-China Review features a helpful review of our Understanding China Through Comics series–much appreciated! Read More


Hippocampus Magazine review of Arakawa's "The Little Exile"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hippocampus Magazine recently reviewed Jeanette Arakawa's poignant new book, The Little Exile, which relates the WWII Japanese-American internment experience through the eyes of an innocent young girl.
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GaijinPot's List of 8 Japanese Novels Set Outside of Tokyo

Intern Intern - Friday, August 18, 2017

It seems like a significant bulk of Japanese novels take place in Tokyo, and with due cause: not only is it the capital, it's home to by far the largest population in Japan. However, there's more to Japan than Tokyo.  Read More


Gil Asakawa reviews "The Little Exile"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Gil Asakawa, SBP author of Being Japanese American, wrote an insightful review of Jeanette Arakawa's new memoir, The Little Exilethanks Gil! 
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All The Anime review of Donald Richie's "The Inland Sea"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Jasper Sharp of All The Anime recently wrote an eloquent and insightful review of Donald Richie's classic travel memoir The Inland Sea. Thanks Jasper!  Read More


The Mercury News interviews "The Little Exile" author Jeanette Arakawa

Intern Intern - Friday, July 21, 2017

In this Mercury News article, Jeanette Arakawa, author of The Little Exile, talks about her childhood experiences: being stigmatized after Pearl Harbor, the subsequent loss of her family's home and business, her time inside a Japanese American internment camp during WWII, and the impact this experience had on the rest of her life. Read More


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