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Within the Barbed Wire Fence: A Japanese Man's Account of His Internment in Canada

Nakano, Takeo Ujo

Editore: Univ of Washington Pr, 1981
ISBN 10: 0295957891 / ISBN 13: 9780295957890
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Titolo: Within the Barbed Wire Fence: A Japanese ...

Casa editrice: Univ of Washington Pr

Data di pubblicazione: 1981

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Riassunto: Takeo Nakano immigrated to Canada from Japan in 1920, later marrying and starting a family in his adopted homeland. Takeo's passion was poetry, and he cultivated the exquisite form known as tanka.

Then came the Second World War. In 1942, Takeo Nakano was one of thousands of Japanese men interned in labour camps in the British Columbia interior. Their only "crime" was their Japanese origins. Wrenched from his wife and daughter, placed in a labour camp and then an isolated internment camp in northern Ontario, Takeo wrote of his experiences, feelings and reflections with the sensitivity and perception of a poet.

Within the Barbed Wire Fence is the touching account of the effects of one of Canada's greatest injustices on a single, sensitive soul.

L'autore: TAKEO UJO NAKANO was born in Japan and immigrated to Canada in 1920. He worked in the British Columbia lumber industry for twenty years before his internment during the Second World War. After the war, he settled with his family in Toronto, continuing his cultivation of tanka.

LEATRICE M. WILLSON CHAN is a program associate in restorative justice with the Mennonite Central Committee Ontario.

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