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Poetic License? Nikkei Writers and the Representation of History [AUDIO]

Moderators:
Stephen H. Sumida, Ph.D., Professor of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington

Panelists:
Naomi Hirahara, Author
Joy Kogawa, Writer
Juliet S. Kono, Associate Professor, Leeward Community College

Topic: Speaking Up
Date: Friday, July 5, 2013
Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Redwood A & B

Fiction—and even nonfiction—can misrepresent Nikkei history; Nikkei writing can also present history in ways that interpret the story for a greater understanding of its subjects. If a piece of writing is fictional, does it matter how it relates to (or ignores) history? This session aims to raise questions about the relationship between literature and history that is often at the heart of Nikkei creativity in the arts.

Articles related to this presentation are available on-line:
- "Excerpt from "Gently to Nagasaki" (a work in progress) - Chapter 42" by Joy Kogawa
- "Excerpt from "Gently to Nagasaki" (a work in progress) - Chapter 46" by Joy Kogawa
- "A Much Debated Question" by Juliet S. Kono

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