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Letters to Memory

Letters to Memory
A memoir by Karen Tei Yamashita

This dive into the Yamashita family archive and Japanese internment runs a documentary impulse through filters that shimmer with imagination. 

September 2017

6 x 9 | 184 Pages
Trade Paper

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ISBN: 978-1-56689-487-6.

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Description

Letters to Memory is an excursion through the Japanese internment using archival materials from the Yamashita family as well as a series of epistolary conversations with composite characters representing a range of academic specialties. Historians, anthropologists, classicists—their disciplines, and Yamashita’s engagement with them, are a way for her to explore various aspects of the internment and to expand its meaning beyond her family, and our borders, to ideas of debt, forgiveness, civil rights, orientalism, and community.

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